I’ve Been Slept with the Youngster Called Cat
Art Direction : Yi-Hsuan Li 李宜軒
Book Design : Yi-Hsuan Li 李宜軒
Poem maker & Painter : 馬尼尼為
Client : Chi Ming Publishing Company
The fluorescent orange cover shines like the first light at dawn, which seems like hope to the author brought by her cat.
I’ve Been Slept with the Youngster Called Cat is a poetry collection with illustration by poet Maniniwei; inside, it collects the illustrations and poems that Maniniwei has drawn and written. The design of the cover features the protagonist embracing her cat. Spread the book cover and you can see the figure of the lying poet embracing her cat; fold the book cover and the figure looks like the stripes and spots on her cat MeiMei (美美). The characters of the title are arranged in patchwork to correspond to the style of illustration in the book. On the figure we put the quotes in hot foil stamping to add to the elegant texture. We choose the fluorescent orange as the color of the book cover not only because its bright color can attract people’s attention from a sea of books, but also because it represents the hope and joy that her cat has brought to the author.「我和那個叫貓的少年睡過了」是詩人馬尼尼為的圖文詩集，內部收藏了馬尼過去的插畫及詩作。封面的設計挑選了主角和貓少年正相擁著的圖畫。展開書封時，可以看到詩人與貓少年相擁的圖像躺置著，合起書封，其圖像又像貓少年本尊「美美」的花紋。書名字體有些錯落，以此呼應書中的插畫風格，在圖像上還放上了燙銀的引言詩句讓書封增加更多質感。書封面選用了色彩鮮豔的螢光橘，鮮亮的色彩除了可以在一片書海中吸引眼球外，也以此代表貓少年為作者帶來的希望與歡樂。