Art Direction

HBO ran a hit series in the late noughties called The Wire, a crime drama set in present-day Baltimore.

A massive hit, books followed and were acquired by Canongate whilst Mark was Art Director there. He brought in Mark Swan of Kidethic to produce some mass-market designs with a difference.

In trade paperback the designs were printed on a satin foil and in B format paperback stark glossy covers fit the bill.

Client: Canongate Books
Design by Mark Swan