LEONARDO SCIASCIA
SERIES DESIGN

Granta Books, 2014

Granta approached me late last year to create a series design for six books by the Italian author Leonardo Sciascia.

Sciascia wrote widely on the subjects of crime, corruption, politics and the Mafia. Whilst picture researching for the project I discovered the photography of Ferdinando Scianna who collaborated with and photographed Sciascia on many occasions, as well as intricately documenting life on Sicily where the majority of the books are set.

Scianna's startling monochrome images are combined with ultra-bright Pantone spot colours across the series for a modern take on a classic set of books.