the beat of happiness book cover designthe beat of happiness book pages designthe beat of happiness book typography designthe beat of happiness book type design

client:  hull city council / larkin25

project:  the beet of happiness book

responsibility:  book design, typographic illustrations & print management

The Beat of Happiness is six essays inspired by Philip Larkin’s jazz writing, by music writer John Harris. This commission was to design a book that said “Jazz” using only typography. The inspiration for these typographic illustrations come from the design early Blue Note album covers, using the type in a playful way to engage the reader.