Speak the Culture series:   Britain   Italy   France   Spain  

Cover design for Spain by Andrew Whittaker

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Task: to design a cover for a book on Spain from the Speak the Culture series.

When seen from afar, Spain can appear as a monolith, a country with a single nation, single climate and single culture. In reality, the main feature of Spain is diversity. Forbidding rocks and hot beaches, blooming gardens and bare lands, the greatest monuments of world culture and wild bursts of modern art, the richest museums and roads built by Romans—all this is Spain. Velázquez and Lorca, Cervantes and Almodóvar, Goya and Dalí, Miró and Gaudi, Cortés and Franco, corrida and flamenco, discovery of America and Reconquista—this is also Spain. This—and much more.

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The cover

Speak the Culture is a series of affordable and beautifully illustrated books on culture of different countries. Each book is the shortest way to understanding national culture and an example of an entirely new approach to travel books.

Release date: March 07 2014


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