Literary Drinking Buddy series

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Created: 12/17/12
Last Edited: 04/15/13
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Book covers created for the Barnes & Noble Classic collection. Concept: Modernist authors had a deeply ingrained love affair with alcohol. While not necessarily their source of inspiration, alcohol served as a fuel for their creativity.
  • LITERARY DRINKING BUDDY SERIES
    never drink alone.
  • Opportunity
    Design book jackets for a conceptually cohesive series of four books from the Barnes & Noble Classics series
     
    Solution
    The Literary Drinking Buddy series was created using four books from the Barnes & Noble Classics collection that were written by some of the most important modern novelists of the 20th century: Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Sherwood Anderson, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Modernist authors had a deeply ingrained love affair with alcohol. While not necessarily their source of inspiration, alcohol served as a fuel for their creativity. Each of the novels included (The Sun Also Rises, The Beautiful and Damned, A Portrait of the Artist as Young Man, and Winesburg, Ohio) explore the protagonist’s relationship with alcohol and the role it plays in his or her life.

    To visualize this, I created a metaphorical mixed drink for each author that is the “recipe” for each novel. On the back, a quote from the novel has been typed out as if on a typewriter. The typed page has been ruined by a spilled drink or empty bottle; the alcohol is gone and the work is done.

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