Dust jacket designed by Doris Borowsky for the 1986 St. Martin’s/Marek first edition of the non-fiction true crime book Zodiac by Robert Graysmith. Author photograph by Margot Graysmith. The book investigates the many theories surrounding the unsolved serial murders committed by the elusive Zodiac killer in the late 1960s. It also offers some potential suspects for the crimes, identified by pseudonym. The book served as a major inspiration for the 2007 film Zodiac, directed by David Fincher.
The front panel, spine and front flap of the jacket feature the book’s title set in Lee Bold, which is also used for the author’s name. For the spine of the hardcover, both the book’s title and author’s name are set in a metallic-red on black cloth. Additional text on the rest of the jacket is set in Futura. The interior title page features the book’s title and author’s name set in Aquarius, with additional text set in Electra.