We have been working with italian publisher Garzanti since 2004 producing over 300 book covers for their fiction novels. One area in which we have left our mark has been the bestsellers women’s fiction, creating a very unique and imitated style in the italian publishing industry. It all started with Il profumo delle foglie di limoni by Clara Sanchez in 2010.
The “Garzanti woman” has very distinctive qualities, from the lighting to the characters. In collaboration with editor Elisabetta Migliavada we have been selecting strong, romantic and relatable faces for the book covers. Many times the book cover work has been compared to as a “casting” in which the eyes and facial expression played a very important part. The photoshop work as well has been fundamental, placing these heroines in an emotional, warm and timeless setting.
Evocative, nostalgic, delicate, are some of the words used by readers to describe the covers.
Even though we are not at the moment following all their titles, Ushadesign has since then created a solid and consistent style that has been used widely by the publisher’s creative collaborators.
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