Vallardi SAKURA BOOK SERIES

Minimalist jacket design for how-to manuals of Zen living
Project Details
Client:
Vallardi
Services:
EDITORIAL

In 2012 Vallardi, an editorial house specializing in wellness and self-help titles, approached us to design the book jacket and promotional materials for the Italian edition of Keisuke Matsumoto’s Manuale di Pulizie di un Monaco Buddhista (How to clean house like a Buddhist Monk).
Little did anyone know at the time that the book’s eventual success would kick-start a to-date 15-book series by Matsumoto and others on how to live maximally on a minimum of worldly trappings.
Our appropriately minimalist take on the jacket layout and design set the tone and created a visual template for all the books to follow.
In addition to cover layout, Vallardi (our client since 2008) has tasked us with creating jacket illustrations for a number of the books, including Felici Senza Ferrari by Ryunosuke Koike, the Buddhist monk whose books have sold over a million copies.