Colin Barrett: Junge Wölfe – clothbound hardcover with foil embossing — Art Direction / Book Design / Illustration

Junge Wölfe

Book Design / Illustration

One of the first books I designed when I took over Steidl’s non-fiction program was the German edition of “Young Skins”, a collection of short stories by Colin Barrett. Having tried using contemporary photography in the early cover design stages, I ultimately decided to create a rough, monochrome illustration which references a crucial scene in one of the stories. The drawing was foil-embossed on a thin and flexible clothbound hardcover. The design features Ludovic Balland’s “Stanley”, a fresh take on the “Times” typeface by Stanley Morison.

12.6 × 20.8 cm
224 pp.
Clothbound flexcover with foil embossing

Typeface: Stanley

Printed by CPI
Published by Steidl

2016

Spread from »Junge Wölfe« — book design / typesetting by Victor Balko
Spread from »Junge Wölfe« — book design / typesetting by Victor Balko
Spread from »Junge Wölfe« — book design / typesetting by Victor Balko
Spread from »Junge Wölfe« — book design / typesetting by Victor Balko
Cover of »Junge Wölfe« — illustration and book design by Victor Balko