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DUNE Hardcover Artwork of the Penguin Classics Hardback Version of Frank Herbert’s Classic Book Designed by Alex Trochut


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Stunning artwork, design and typography, by Alex Trochut, for The Penguin Classics DUNE Hardcover version of DUNE by Frank Herbert.

The version of the DUNE logo on the back of the DUNE Hardcover is particularlay beautiful, and a tiny bit cunning.

Which ever way you read it it reads DUNE, and that Gold Embossing really really looks good.

Also interesting that the DUNE logo differs on the front to that on the back. The front cover version using upper-case versions of DUNE whereas the slightly clever back cover version is using the lower-case style.

Both really are magnificent!

DUNE Back Cover Artwork of the Penguin Classics Hardback Version of Frank Herbert's Classic Book Designed by Alex Trochut

A deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling science-fiction book of all time–part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dune-Penguin-Galaxy-Frank-Herbert/
DUNE Back Cover Artwork of the Penguin Classics Hardback Version of Frank Herbert's Classic Book Designed by Alex Trochut
DUNE Back Cover Artwork of the Penguin Classics Hardback Version of Frank Herbert's Classic Book Designed by Alex Trochut

Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books – 50 Covers competition

Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, Dune will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who will become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib.

Paul’s noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called “the spice.” After his family is brought down in a traitorous plot, Paul must go undercover to seek revenge, and to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

DUNE Back Cover Artwork of the Penguin Classics Hardback Version of Frank Herbert's Classic Book Designed by Alex Trochut
DUNE Back Cover Artwork of the Penguin Classics Hardback Version of Frank Herbert's Classic Book Designed by Alex Trochut

About Alex Trochut

Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City.

Through his design, illustration and typographic practice he has developed an intuitive way of working that has resulted in his expressive visual style.

For Alex, typography functions on two hierarchical levels. First, there is the image of the word we see; reading comes secondary. As a designer, Alex focuses on the potential of language as a visual medium, pushing language to its limits so that seeing and reading become the same action and text and image become one unified expression.