John Cage at 100

Book Cover Series

A series of book covers and slipcase based on the ideology and work of John Cage. Cage's work is a controlled chaos that deals with both loud and quiet aspects which inspired the repetition, placement and size of type in this series. I used colored blocks in place of text in the design of the slipcase to mimic rhythm. The boxes are sized based on the size of the letters on the book covers.

Process

Not one of Cage's songs are alike, so I tried to give each cover its own unique quality in these initial explorations. His music is very dynamic, but still subdued—a calmness and craziness—that I tried to experiment with while designing these covers.