now's the time
( publication )
The mandate of this project was to design a book jacket and a few sample spreads of an art book. Now's the Time is about the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a neo-expressionist painter. The intention was to work with the same dichotomy found in his art. The name of the artist only appears on the spine to let Basquiat's iconic figure speaks for itself. The chosen typeface impersonates the street influence, goofiness and unpredictable character of Basquiat. The typeface and the yellow background balance the darkness of the cover image.