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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 20th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob 1
    Source: www.amazon.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    From Counterprint:

    Inspired by her viral BuzzFeed piece ‘37 Difficult Questions from My Mixed-Raced Son’, Mira Jacob responds to: her six-year-old, Zakir, who asks if the new president hates brown boys like him; uncomfortable relationship advice from her parents, who came to the United States from India one month into their arranged marriage; and increasingly fraught exchanges with her Trump-supporting in-laws. Jacob also investigates her own past, including how it felt to be a brown-skinned New Yorker on 9/11. As earnest and moving as they are laugh-out-loud funny, these are the stories that have shaped one life, but will resonate with many others.

    In her cover design, Rachel Ake uses the open letterforms of Thorowgood Sans Shaded as pictorial windows into the memoirs: Filled with a color gradient and black-and-white illustrations of the protagonists, they evoke the shaded block letters found on mid-century postcards with greetings from cities in the United States. The specific font in use appears to be HiH’s revival from 2009.

    While “A Memoir in Conversations” is handwriting, the quote by Celeste Ng is set in Peter Bruhn’s Corpus Gothic. The graphic novel itself (not shown) was designed by Pete Friedrich of Pageturner. The book was published by One World in 2018.

    UK edition (Bloomsbury, 2019), with the same cover design
    Source: www.counter-print.co.uk Counterprint. License: All Rights Reserved.

    UK edition (Bloomsbury, 2019), with the same cover design

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    • Corpus Gothic

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