Cover Revolution!


“The cover of a book is a small manifesto and its scope is to communicate to the observer that, in that book, there is something interesting...”
—Bruno Munari

There’s a revolution going on in Italian bookstores. The last few years have seen a shake-up among the book covers of many legendary book series. Cover Revolution! Illustrators and the New Face of Italian Publishing, edited by Italian art historian and curator Melania Gazzotti, maps this phenomenon, highlighting the achievements of an internationally recognized group of Italian illustrators.

With a selection of some of the best new covers by Franco Matticchio, Lorenzo Mattotti, Emiliano Ponzi, Guido Scarabottolo, Gianluigi Toccafondo, and Olimpia Zagnoli, illustrators who have successfully brought new energy to Italian publishing, this colorful volume shows how the potential of books, including classic titles, can be enhanced with punchy and effective design.

Includes conversations between graphic designers/art directors Cristiano Guerri & Ivan Canu, and Riccardo Falcinelli & Anna Zylicz, exploring book cover design, book publishing in Italy, and the craft of producing beautiful volumes.

Designed by corrainiStudio

Published by Corraini Edizioni, 2016
First edition

In English and Italian

144 pages, full color offset, 6.5 × 9.25 inches

ISBN 978-88-75706-09-8

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