Book Cover Design

Shillington College Broef, 2017-19

BRIEF: To develop a handmade book cover for my favourite books.

SOLUTION: I first designed the cover for Never Let me Go by Ishiguro. A Dystopian novel about clones raised in a fabricated world as a child, only to discover later that their only purpose in life is to donate organs.

After several wordmaps, thumbnails and moodboards, I conceptualized and designed a book cover that depicts the dark character of the book and the contrast between dream world of childhood and stark reality revealed in adulthood as per the story of the book.

Later I also designed the cover for the book Sybil on multiple personality disorder. Though the case might be fabricated, the book was very fascinating, especially given the fact that the protagonist was an artist and each of her personalities added a different dimension to her work. Wish the book had few illustrations of her paintings but it did not. So I made an iillustration of my own at least of the cover, which summarizes the story for me.