Project Details

Studio Oscar was commissioned by Canongate Books to design a typographic portrait of the late Gil Scott-Heron for his posthumous memoir ‘The Last Holiday’.

The cover won the ‘Best Jacket Design’ category at the 2012 British Book Awards.

Publisher Jamie Byng said:
“You have created an iconic image of Gil and one that I am certain will become widely known. It pulls the whole book together beautifully as words were so important in Gil’s life and he loved playing with them, so having this image of him in which he is literally made of words, seems perfectly apt.”

Limited edition screen prints of the image are available here.