Burning Sugar

Cicely Belle Blain

The cover art for Burning Sugar is a licensed work by French illustration duo sacrée frangine. After choosing the work, fleck’s task was to marry type with the image and content of the poetry. There is a certain heat and burning to the illustrated scene as well as a softness, but the type needed to carry the weight of the poems. A strong sans serif was used to balance the warmth. The type is overlaid with a sandy texture to add depth and further relate it to the art it sits on top of. Published by VS Books, an imprint of Arsenal Pulp Press.