Jamie Keenan creates a masterful cover for ‘The Metamorphosis’

The Metamorphosis - Book cover design by James Keenan

When I saw this cover for The Metamorphosis, I gasped. Designed by Jamie Keenan for WW Norton, he took a 16th century Italian typeface and subtly transformed it, giving it a creepy beetle vibe. To me it’s the details of this piece that really make it incredible. First, the layout is brilliant, with the M making the head, the way the T and the O really center the piece, and the balance of the SIS at the bottom really finishes it off perfectly. It’s simplicity at it’s finest.

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Bobby Solomon

January 20, 2014 / By

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