1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti

interior design for young-adult anthology


Working on the 1789 anthology was an exercise in balance. The editors crafted a compelling narrative relating the turmoil of a specific moment in history to the concerns of today. The interior of the book not only had to help unite these stories to each other but also connect the late 1700s to the early 2000s. My design uses a mix of historic and contemporary fonts to bring energy to the spreads—with just a bit of chaos.

1789 | ON SALE: 09/2020 | TRIM: 6″ x 9″ | AGES: 12+ | EXTENT: 208 | TYPE: DIDOT

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