Recreating the past

Life Books Titanic

Titanic: The Tragedy that Shook the World—One Century Later commemorates the centennial of the sinking of the legendary ship. Our design uses period typography and motifs to create a historical context for the book’s content, including first-person accounts from survivors, diagrams and images of the vessel, and the disaster’s cultural legacy in books and films.

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.”