The International of Peripheries, Emanuel Modoc’s award-winning debut volume, is a thorough examination of the European literary networks of the first half of the 20th century. We worked together to create a book cover inspired by the artistic movements of the time.
Our approach was governed by the visual language of movements such as Constructivism and Bauhaus, and the main focus was to reinterpret and repackage them in a more subdued, minimalistic manner. It was important to create a cover that would suit its context, given that the volume is part of Emanuel Modoc’s doctoral thesis.
We relied heavily on grids and geometrical compositions, on using evocative typography and assimilating the colour red (as it is an unmistakable trademark of the aforementioned artistic movements).
The following examples are some of the proposed alternatives.