Famous design mantra

Form following function is a famous design mantra, but a new ‘biography-cum-travelogue’ about the leaning Tower of Pisa is a literal example of a book cover reflecting content. Tilt: The Skewed Tale of the Tower of Pisa by Nicholas Shrady is offset from the perpendicular and eye-catchingly angled from left to right. The type is set squarely on the page in conventional fashion, accentuating the ‘cut-off’ effect at the top and bottom of the book. Designed by an in-house team and Gray 318, with the book jacket concept by Michael Accordino and Alan Dingman, the book is published this month by Simon & Schuster, priced £12.99.

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