Golden thread ties themes together for Studio Dempsey

Kama Sutra

Studio Dempsey has designed the cover for the Penguin Books reissue of the Kama Sutra, which will be published to coincide with Valentine’s Day.

The studio was commissioned three months ago to create a cover with ’quiet integrity’, says founder Mike Dempsey.

Avoiding traditional routes featuring Indian imagery, Studio Dempsey created a cover inspired by ’Sutra’, which translates as a thread that holds things together or, more metaphorically, a collection of aphorisms.

The cover features a line of gold foil, which runs from the front to back flaps, and a simple sans serif font to give the cover ’modern relevance’, says Dempsey.

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