Complete book design for Norwegian writer, actor and comedian
Odd-Magnus Williamson’s darkly humorous love story Ord For Dagen Mordknull. Each page of text is meticulously crafted, sometimes tightly packed with several lines of text, sometimes with just a few words.

The choice of larger words is designed as a decoy to distract from the darker side of the author’s often unsettling prose. Chapters are divided by the only white pages in the book that feature a series of portraits of the protagonists by illustrator David Bray. The pages of the book are edged in black foil with the title blind debossed into the front cover and a further illustration debossed into the back cover. A single ribbon offers the only hint of colour.

Creative direction by Anti.

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Odd-Magnus Williamson – Ord For Dagen Mordknull
Cappelen Damm
2014

Ord For Dagen Mordknull — Complete book design

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