Elise Valmorbida, who will quit as creative director of Fitch when her first novel, Mathilde Waltzing, is published later this year, has confessed that she is “too close” to the project to be able design her own cover. But she managed to include a clause in her contract enabling her to choose who will do the work on her book. And working on the principal that many readers do judge a book by its cover, she has insisted on appointing somebody she knows. The cover will therefore be created by Julian Roberts, her colleague at… Fitch.
The online publication will explore a range of issues through a unique typographic system that aligns subject matter with specific fonts.
As the designer publishes his latest book, Drama, we talk to him about his childhood in the theatre, storytelling and the power of being “an outsider”.
Cryptocurrency, not traditionally a design-led sector, now poses plenty of opportunities and challenges for studios.
Universities and the Design Council condemn the proposals as “short-sighted” and uninformed by real statistics.