The cover for the book Joaquim Nabuco: His Time and His Legacy, designed for the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC, and the Library of Congress. Nabuco was the first Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, serving from 1905 to 1910, when he died. Before that, he was a key figure in the abolition of slavery in Brazil. The book is a collection of lectures and presentations given in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of his death. The book is being used as a limited edition offering by the Embassy, not being sold to the public.
Sensical Design researched through old photographs at the Library of Congress and elsewhere to find appropriate contemporary photos (that’s Rio de Janeiro at the top, Washington at the bottom). We then combined them into a cover that is appropriate to the turn-of-the-century feel of the images, but still feels like a contemporary academic book.