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And another book cover. This for journalist and all-round
wit Craig Brown’s ‘One on One’, a book of unlikely meetings and connections.
(Terence Stamp advises Edward Heath, Frank Lloyd Wright designs a house for
Marilyn Monroe, that sort of thing). Brown calls it a daisy chain of 101 true
encounters, each 1001 words long. Sounds not unlike a 26 project.
Who’s zooming who?
The dust jacket is a lovely typographic doodle in black and
orange, wrapped all around the book with different styles of arrow linking
the various protagonists. It captures the idea of ‘six degrees of separation’ perfectly. The print appears to be letterpress (though I think it’s actually a
clever simulation), so it has a lovely tactile quality and is rather beautifully done. I searched high and low but
couldn’t find a design credit. Makes a change, in my line of work, it’s usually the
writer who gets overlooked.