These book cover designs pay homage to Márquez's iconic journalistic spirit
Jørgen Brynhildsvoll an editorial designer in Oslo, Norway has obviously a thing for whisky, office supplies and latin literature. Oh and for the detailed elements of carefully crafted type. Having recently graduated from Westerdals School of Communication, he is currently working as art director in the lifestyle magazine D2 – a supplement to the Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv and in his spare time he appreciates the Colombian spirit of author Gabriel García Márquez.
His series of three book cover designs for novels by Gabriel García Márquez was Brynhildsvoll' bachelor degree project at Westerdals School of Communications in Oslo. His typography approach for the works of a man who considered himself more of an old school news reporter, more so than a novelist pays tribute to this key element. The covers, designed like pastiches of old-fashioned newspaper aesthetics, with an eclectic mix of typographic styles and fake “ads” which convey information about the author and the novel in question is a thoughtful typographic homage to Marquez's journalistic writing philosophy.