Aya Takano

Spaceship EE / Cosmic Juice

Extensive market research preceded launching Aya Takano’s manga ‘Spaceship EE’ (2002) to the English language reader. We completely restructured the original Japanese publication and commissioned new cover art. The typography was updated and the opening and closing signatures were redesigned and a pullout illustrated index was created.

‘Cosmic Juice’ was printed in the authentic manga style right-to-left as the author intended. The front cover is actually the back cover, and vice versa. A careful deliberation of “back cover” as “front cover” was integral to the jacket design. The choice of format, color and typography position it, by design, alongside ‘Spaceship EE.’