L.A. Kauffman
Direct Action

Book cover, 5.1 x 7.8in paperback
Verso Books

This was a lot of fun to design. I came up with quite a few initial visuals, but the strongest by far were those based on 90’s Act Up/Queer Nation posters – testament to the enduring strength of the originals. The typesetting was done by outlining the text then physically adjusting it to fit the width of the text block, even on the back cover blurb. The end result was printed in two different fluorescents.

What’s even more pleasing is that the book is great. You can feel the energy crackling from the pages. There’s an excerpt available on Verso’s website, but it’s well worth buying.

Commissioned by Andy Pressman at Rumors.

See also:
The Ministry of Nostalgia
The Dignity of Chartism
Rhapsody for the Theatre
The Enemy Within