llewellyn hensley
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book covers: Slaughterhouse Five

book covers

Before designing our first typeface in Type Design class with Cyrus Highsmith, we chose the book for which the typeface would be created. I chose Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Designing book covers for the selected text was a way to begin thinking about the structure and narrative presented. Using my own photographs of warehouse interiors and polished concrete, I sought to depict harsh materiality (a symbol for the horrors of war) and eerie otherworldliness (a reference to narrator Billy Pilgrim’s travels to alien world Tralfamadore).

Spring 2015