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David Vogel Series
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Designed by
Miriam Rosenbloom
Best Designed Series (including Classics)
Scribe Publications

About the Designer

Miriam has been a book cover designer for over a decade. She has lived in Melbourne and in London where she worked freelance and in-house for a number of publishers including Faber & Faber. Miriam returned to Melbourne in 2011 and took up the role of Art Director for Scribe and Scribe UK. In 2016 she launched Scribe’s first picture book imprint, Scribble. She is one of the founding members of ABDA.

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Design Rationale

My designs for these editions of Russian novelist David Vogelís fiction are a contemporary interpretation of early-20th-century Viennese design, such as the Vienna Secession movement. The colour palette is limited ó black, white and one ëpopí of colour. The aesthetic of these movements represented a break with historic Austrian styles and design, reflecting Vogelís own relationship with tradition and literature. Lilac, green and blue are shared between the three books, on either the front cover, endpapers or H&T bands. The black plate is treated separately; overprinting the colour, it is debossed into the hardcover case and coated with clear varnish.

130 x 213 mm
Internal Design
Miriam Rosenbloom
Miriam Rosenbloom
Miriam Rosenbloom
David Vogel