All Our Names,

Dinaw Mengestu


In February 2014, I designed a Demy-format book proof for Sceptre author Dinaw Mengestu’s latest book All Our Names.


The brief was to create a holding cover, which would hint at the African themes of the book whilst still conveying a modern American and literary feel. Using bold colours along with simple, confident typography a strong cover look was created. The authors’ name uses a custom typeface so that it could stretch to fill the full width of the cover.


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