Inspired by Tagore

This book cover was commissioned by the British Council to celebrate Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. Usually when one is asked to design a book cover on a famous personality such as Rabindranath Tagore, one assumes that his profile would somehow find its way on the cover. Instead of literally place a picture of his, which is usually the case, we decided to create this very recognizable face from the pages of his 1912 Gitanjali, which co-incidentally was exactly 100 years ago. It won the Nobel Prize in the following year and became the 1st Nobel Prize given to a non-European.