Taking a closer look

Life Books Unsolved Mysteries

The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time examines 50 historic cases of the unknown, including the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, the identity of Jack the Ripper, and the fate of Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. We created an arresting cover design of a magnifying glass passing over the title, inviting the reader to examine the book. The bold typography complements the iconic LIFE logo.

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.”