First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #19 The Romantic Manifesto

#photorehabcovermakeover Week 19 The Romantic Manifesto © First Night Design
#photorehabcovermakeover Week 19 The Romantic Manifesto © Sarah Vernon

Another week and another challenge. It’s week 19 of the Photo Rehab Cover Makeover run by Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and Lucile of Lucile de Goday!

The Romantic Manifesto: In this collection, Ayn Rand explains the indispensable function of art in man’s life, the source of man’s deeply personal, emotional response to art, and how an artist’s fundamental, often unstated view of man and of the world shapes his creations. In a chapter that includes an extended discussion of music, Rand explores the valid forms of art.

Is this me cheating? You may well think so. I have used a detail from a painting by Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829–1915) called Christmas Still Life. So that was easy! The title font is my old favourite, Zapfino Regular, while the author and ‘centenary edition’ are in Skia Regular. This painting epitomizes the art of good conversation to my mind. Gather your guests, set the table with good food and excellent wine and you’re off!

Buy The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand

I don’t know about you but I loathe the cover (above) for the 100th centenary edition! It looks like it’s been thrown together by the office boy or girl who has no idea about good design.

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Take care and keep laughing!


19 thoughts on “First Night Design | #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover #19 The Romantic Manifesto

  1. I totally agree with you – oh the greatest joys are experienced when with like minded people sitting around a table heaving with good food and wine:) By the way I am a great fan of Ayn Rand’s books….As always a superb job. xx

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  2. Yours is beautiful. The other one… even I would manage something better and I’m terrible. One would imagine that if they bother to create a century edition they’d put some care into it. Sad… I love the image and the typography.

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  3. So it wasn’t just me who thought that 100th cover was lacking a LOT of everything, particularly interest. It reminded me of a school text book. Unlike yours which makes me want to grab a glass of wine and begin reading! 🙂

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