Bringing a legend to life

Life Books Marilyn Monroe

In the 1950s and 1960s, LIFE ’s images of Marilyn Monroe helped make the star a cultural icon. Remembering Marilyn documents the life of the screen legend as seen in the pages of the magazine, telling her story through photographs, many rarely seen.

Since 2009, Li’l Robin has worked with LIFE Books to design several of the publisher’s titles. The books tell stories through images, often pulling photography from the extensive Time & Life picture collection. Each book maintains the iconic LIFE brand but creates a unique setting for the subject. The design elements are carefully coordinated to establish a framework that makes the images the focus, bringing the brilliant photography to “life.”