Michel Vrana

Michel Vrana on Designing The Death Scene Artist

Andrew Wilmot’s The Death Scene Artist (Woksak & Wynn) is a literary horror novel that recounts a romance between the dying M_____, a bit player film and television extra, and the world’s greatest living ‘redshirt’, who has died on screen nearly 800 times. There’s a lot of symbolism that came to mind right away in reading the book. Movies, death, performance, scripts, masks, red…

Michel Vrana on Designing The Death Scene Artist

Michel Vrana on Designing the Cover for Guy

"Reading the manuscript, I was struck by just how empty Guy seemed, and that’s what I wanted to evoke on the cover: an empty suit…the term ‘stuffed shirt’ also came to mind. A simple suit on a hanger wouldn’t work, though: there needed to be an indication of something ‘missing'. By removing the head, and more importantly the face, from the figure, Guy’s humanity has been replaced by his name. A name that’s synonymous with the generic. He’s no longer a man, he’s a symbol."

Michel Vrana on Designing the Cover for Guy