TITLE / AUTHOR

“Jazz” non-fiction book by Niels Slumstrup (hardcover).

CLIENT

Gyldendals Forlag, Denmark 2007

MY SERVICES

Book cover design
Interior layout

FROM BLURB

Jazz is an entertaining and knowledgeable review of the history of jazz. A guide for both immersion and quick reference, written by one of Denmark’s greatest aficionados with sharp insight, excitement and a keen sense for both perspective and detail.”

BOOK DESIGN

In Jazz, Niels Slumstrup walks the reader through the history of … well, yes, jazz. He conveys his deep love of the music with such lucidity and enthusiasm that I was immediately hooked. I wanted the interior layout to reek of jazz as we know it from the heydays. But the photos for the interior turned out to be mesmerizing, and I couldn’t bring myself to force a jazzy design on them. In the end I decided to go for a crisp and modular layout with a discreet use of the typefaces known from the famous record covers of Blue Note Records.