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Tomaž Šalamun Book Series

Andes by Tomaz Salamun, published by Black Ocean. Book cover design by Abby Haddican.

Tomaz Salamun book series, published by Black Ocean books. Book cover design by Abby Haddican.

Tomaz Salamun Poetry Series

Client: Black Ocean
Services: Book cover design, font design, illustration

The Slovenian avant-garde poet Tomaz Salamun, who died in 2014, was known for his experiments in surrealism, polyphony, and absurdism. This series published by Black Ocean is the first posthumous collection of the poet’s work.

All three covers adhere to a system I designed, which can be extended indefinitely if additional books are added to the series. I also created a custom font for this project, which I used to give the author’s name, the book titles, and the excerpts on the back of each book a strong and unique typographic voice.

The cover designs for Justice and Andes were selected by Electric Literature for their list of the 16 Most Beautiful Book Covers of 2016

Justice book cover design by Abby Haddican
Detail of Justice book cover design by Abby Haddican, Minneapolis-based graphic designer
Andes by Tomaz Salamun, book cover design and creative direction by Abby Haddican Studio
Detail of Andes by Tomaz Salamun,. Book cover design, illustration, and custom typography by Abby Haddican Studio.
Druids by Tomaz Salamun,. Book cover design, illustration, and custom typography by Abby Haddican Studio.
Detail of Druids by Tomaz Salamun, published by Black Ocean. Graphic design by Abby Haddican Studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Tomaz Salamun book cover series design by Abby Haddican. Concept, graphic design, illustration, and typography. Detail of spines.
Custom monogram for Tomaz Salamun book series designed by Abby Haddican.
Tomaz Salamun logotype and monogram design by Abby Haddican Studio.
Detail of back cover of Justice by Tomaz Salamun, published by Black Ocean. Jacket design and custom typeface by Abby Haddican.
Detail of Andes & Justice by Tomaz Salamun. Gold foil on clothbound book. Custom typography by Abby Haddican Studio.
Salamun: A custom typeface designed for the Tomaz Salamun poetry book series by Abby Haddican Studio.
Back cover detail of Druids by Tomaz Salamun. Design by Abby Haddican.
Book cover design for Tomaz Salamun poetry series, designed by Abby Haddican Studio for Black Ocean publishing.