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The Lafferty Library
by R.A. Laffery

Client: Centipede Press
Scope: cover design
Published: 2014 - forthcoming

Over the past several years I’ve designed six book jacket designs for a projected 12-volume set of short fiction by the mid-century American science fiction author R.A. Lafferty. The books are being published by Centipede Press. Given the ultimate number of volumes and the fact that they will be published one or two a year for the next several years, I tried to come up with a structure that would allow for both creativity per volume and cohesiveness for the whole set. The typography is very minimal, and sits on a mostly-solid color field, allowing an evocative central collage to visually set the stage for the volume contents.