Elisa Gabbert’s L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems, goes inside the mind of Judy, one of three characters in Wallace Shawn’s The Designated Mourner, a play about the dissolution of a marriage in the midst of political revolution. In these poems, Gabbert imagines a back story and an emotional life for Judy beyond and outside the play. It’s an incredible book.
L’Heure Bleue, French for ‘the blue hour,’ is also the name of a perfume created in 1912 by Jacques Guerlain.
This project was selected to appear in the 2017 Communications Arts Typography Annual and was also selected for inclusion in AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers competition.