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Elmore Leonard: The Classic Crime Novels

Library of America

When the Library of America packaged Elmore Leonard's crime novels they wanted to capture the gritty realism as well as the stylish, colorful character of his renowned dialogue. Using a transfer print process, I physically worked the type to echo the complex, urban feel of the novels with the general feel of a crime scene itself. Associate Publisher Brian McCarthy and I went back and forth on developing iconography that best fit the myriad books in the collection. 

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