Art Director Julian Humphries talks about the design approach to the Freedom paperback cover and shows us some versions that didn’t make the final cut
We always knew the design needed to be simple and iconic so decided to play around with the idea of the end scene of the book or the icon of a bird as the central design theme.
Jo Walker came up with the idea of the birds escaping the house to form the word Freedom in the title. The cerulean blue comes from the type of the bird in the novel that is under threat, the orange came from the colour of someone’s bag in the office (but is also a complementary colour to the blue) giving a nice contrast to the two covers.
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4th Estate have a great history with the Guardian First Book Award, having won three times with ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards’ (2005) ‘A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ (2006) and ‘The Rest is Noise’ (2008)
Great news this year is that we have a book on the longlist – Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘The Emperor of all Maladies’.
Read an extract of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Guardian Longlisted book below.
You can either read the extract through the reader panel on this page, or click through to our issuu page where you can download the PDF for your e-reader.