The Private Life of the Diary

By Sally Bayley

From Pepys to Tweets: a history of the diary as an art form

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Book Cover

Dear Unbounders,

We are preparing the book cover for The Private Life of the Diary.  Here it is.  What do you think? There will be a subtitle too. That is in process. The subtilte and my name may be delivered by my handwriting or someone's handwriting. Mine looks like a bunch of spilled Licorice Allsorts.

I think the typography is very Bloomsbury and 1930s. I asked my friend who is a writer and collects books and she said, 'Oh yes. You'd want that'.  I hope so!

Warmest wishes to you and thank you for all your support.





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Jenna Sauber
 Jenna Sauber says:

Looks great! Can't wait to read it.

posted 5th November 2015

Mark Shepherd
 Mark Shepherd says:

Sorry but it doesn't do it for me. Looks very amateurish and wouldn't inspire me to buy it.

posted 5th November 2015

Nick Morgan
 Nick Morgan says:

I think it's beautiful! Reminds me a bit of the work of an artist I like, Nick Relph. Excited to read!

posted 5th November 2015

Patricia Colyer
 Patricia Colyer says:

The colours look interesting but the design looks messy. Like the title, but the cover could put me off having a look at the book.

posted 6th November 2015

Ines Garcia
 Ines Garcia says:

I'm not keen on this either I'm afraid. That design makes me think 1980s not 1930s. Sorry.

posted 6th November 2015

Jo Newson
 Jo Newson says:

I agree - looks great. I like the sense of multiple (type) faces and multiple meanings.... Good stuff, Jo xx

posted 16th November 2015

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