An Illustrated Short History of Progress

full book design
Client: House of Anansi Press

Author: Ronald Wright

The client approached me to design an illustrated edition of this bestselling CBC Massey Lecture. Working closely with the editors, I researched all the images, and selected text from the extensive endnotes to insert as oversized pullquotes throughout the book. This added different visual layers so the reader felt more immersed in the thesis. I adapted the cover from the (amazing) original paperback design done by Bill Douglas in order to fit the new format and differentiate it from the text-only edition.

This was awarded the AIGA’s 50 Best Books design award in 2006.