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"The Dubliners" - Book cover design


Bookcover design


The Dubliners reflect life in Ireland at the turn of the last century, by rejecting euphemism and revealing to the Irish their unromantic realities. From the 15 stories found in this work of art I chose 3 to design a book cover in a series. My goal was to capture the atmosphere of the times these stories were told as well as give a glimpse of what the stories have to hold, without giving away too much. Each illustration I cut by hand with a lino-cut and hand printed them as well. After the ink was dry I used a letterpress machine to add the title and author to it. The outcome was an interesting mix of mediums with no computer input.