Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed Everything BY MARTIN W. SANDLER


APOLLO 8 was a fantastic title to design, particularly because of the author’s focus on photography and the photograph Earthrise. We decided to print in four-color to show these incredible images in full detail. This allowed me to take advantage of both beautiful color images and very dark, mostly black, images from space. I drew inspiration from contemporary NASA branding style guides as well as other mid-century design trends. This can be seen especially in the running feet, which echo the sides of rockets, and the chapter numbers, which feature the mission patch. The end result is a classic interior that calls back to a very specific moment in history.

Other Martin Sandler titles I’ve worked on include THE WHYDAH and IRON RAILS, IRON MEN, AND THE RACE TO LINK THE NATION.

APOLLO 8 | ON SALE: 09/2018 | TRIM: 9.0625″ x 9.8125″ | AGES: 10+ | EXTENT: 176 | TYPE: ADOBE GARAMOND PRO

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