Power in numbers

One to Nine: The Inner Life of Numbers by Andrew Hodges.
Design by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich.

I like Roberto's use of mathematical notation to illustrate the subtitle in this cover. It's as if numbers are like onions; you have to peel back the layers to get at the core. The spatial relations between the heights of the brackets and the space between them and their relationship to the type are all well thought out as well. (Unfortunately the scan isn't quite rendering the type as well as it could, nor is it capturing the right shade of red.)

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