For more than 30 years, Swiss designer Celestino Piatti (1922-2007) endowed the covers of books published by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag dtv with a singular look. With more than 6300 covers to his credit, amounting collectively to a total of 200 million volumes, Piatti was one of the most productive designers of all time. Concentrating on the years 1960 to 1990, this volume shows a large number of outstanding book covers that confirm Piatti's creative diversity. The selection is complemented by hitherto unpublished designs and advertising material from the dtv archives.
Winner of the 'Die schönsten deutschen Bücher 2009' Award
Edited by Jens Müller, labor visuell at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
Design: Jens Müller