Book Cover / Graphic Design / Editorial Design
I got my first copy of The Little Prince when I was 9.
My father had been in a job trip in Argentina and gave it to me as a present. I opened it and felt happy because the book had drawings. I started reading it and I remember thinking it was the weirdest book ever. I didn´t understand a word. Years later, when I was already in my 20s, I met a girl who would collect copies of The Little Prince in diferent languages. So I decided I should give it another chance. And of course, this time, it caught me completely.
All the covers of The Little Prince look pretty much the same, anywhere in the world.
They all contain the childish illustrations the author drew himself when he was writing the book.
I wanted to break the misconception of a children`s book and design a cover targeted for adults.
The black background symbolizes the open space in which The Little Prince travels from planet to planet. The scattered letters of the tittle represent The Little Prince itself, forever travelling the space after his lost love, the flower, and after the answers he will never get. The petals mean the time gone by, the beautiful memories that won´t come back, but are forever treasured in our hearts. Like the first time I opened the book.