Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

A coming-of-age story about a girl discovering her sexuality while sabotaging her father’s future happiness. The book became a famous movie by Otto Preminger with Jean Seberg in the main role. The movie opens with Ms. Seberg applying make-up at a vanity table, while the credits roll. Inspired by Saul Bass’s poster for the movie which feature a face and a single tear, I tried to incorporate these rich visuals into the new package. A “50 Books/50 Covers” selection for the AIGA.

Client: Ecco