Simone de Beauvoir

Simon de Beauvoir was the second project we collaborated on with Dr. Gönül Bakay; a selection of writings depicting Beauvoir’s life, her philosophy and her work.

The cover image is a visual play on the duality and expectations in gender roles, the gaze and conceptualisation of “the other”, while also referencing her infamous quote One is not born but becomes a woman.” Her somber and gender-neutral image is broken into what may be a conventionally acceptable feminine, referenced and “produced” by Andy Warholesk strokes and through a feminine, pop-pink overlay; while the shadow side is left unembellished in a gender-bending ambiguous purple.


Client: Gönül Bakay
 Paperback Book Cover Design