A Forest of Kings

Book cover of A Forest of Kings Author: Linda Schele
Year: 1990
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780688074562

More often than not, publishers relied on Fred to create jackets for their works of ”serious fiction.” On occasion, as here, he was asked to deal with a work of pure scholarship, a study on newly unearthed Maya hieroglyphs. His approach was to simply get out of the way, and present the material under discussion unadorned, although not without some of his typographic wizardry.
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