Designed by Jack Smyth

Categories: Printed Publication / Print / Packaging

Industry: Commercial

Tags: Typography / Publishing

Book cover design for Juan Gabriel Vásquez's 2022 novel, Retrospective, published by Maclehose Press.

The cover explores the tenuous ties we have to our past and our memories, creating a timeline of sorts across the front of the jacket. The ripped, fragmented title type suggests an only partial relation between past and present, strung together by ever weakening lines.