When foreign-language and technology publisher Vista Higher Learning asked Studio-e to design the cover for the third edition of Espaces ("spaces"), they knew just what they wanted for their flagship French language textbook: one full-bleed image, with limited typography.
After considering photographs that included the usual suspects as well as some unique, off-the-beaten-path scenes in French-speaking global locations, an evening shot of a cyclist in front of the Louvre stood out. We selected a sans serif type for the cover content that complimented the strength of the image and met Vista's graphic standards. By the time the project received final approval, the cyclist was gone but this artful perspective of one of Paris' most famous landmarks remained.
Sometimes it's just that simple.