Canongate The Movie Doctors

Designing a life-affirming book about movies written by BBC Radio’s much-loved film reviewers Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode.

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"Human After All should be known as Super Human After All! The team gave detail, creativity and understanding to every element of the project."

Rafaela Romaya, Art Director
Canongate

The Challenge

  • Film reviewers Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo believe movies can make you better. So they wrote a book to explain exactly how.
  • Publishers Canongate asked us to design The Movie Doctors. The book’s look and feel needed to grab readers’ attention as much as Kermode and Mayo’s writing.

The Solution

  • For the book’s front cover, we provided creative direction, commissioned photography and produced the shoot.
  • We creatively directed and designed the entire 350-page book, bringing its editorial to life with illustration and infographics.
  • We commissioned illustrator Toby Triumph to create 25 bespoke illustrations for the book's chapter openings.

The Results

  • The Movie Doctors went on sale on 22 October 2015 and quickly became one of Amazon’s bestsellers.

Canongate The Movie Doctors book designed by Human After All design agency

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The Movie Doctors 'Accident & Emergency' page design

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