Sunday, October 7, 2007

Typodermic!

This book-cover ('It won't be long before I'll see heaven again" a posthumously published collection of newspaper-columns by Dutch song-lyric-smith Lennaert Nijgh, depicting his huge cat 'Meneer', his boat , his town (Haarlem), etc.) was made including a hand-made title-banner.
I was told Mr. Nijgh personally would have wanted me to do this cover, so, reading in the manuscript how dear maritime life was to him, I tried to give a' sailorly' feeling to the title, as a fitting salute to the man.
At the publisher's they opted for the typographic solution, as shown here...