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Book cover for Pampa Pernambucano



Pampa Pernambucano is a book that celebrates a writer's fascination for an artist's paintings; poetry inspired by visual form. Written by author, scholar, and literary translator Beatriz Viegas-Faria, each poem opens a dialogue with one of Gil Vicente's poignant paintings and drawings.

Keeping this duality of media in mind, I wanted to create a cover that highlighted the choreography between words and images. So I chose one of the most dramatic paintings in the book and let Beatriz' verses find their place alongside it. 



Original "Pedro em Diagonal" by Gil Vicente.



Front and back cover of Pampa Pernambucano.

The book was published in 2000 by Editora Pallotti, a Brazilian publishing house.