Book covers are a part of my practice that incorporates design into my illustrations: conceptual type and composition are elements that I think can add significant meaning to images. I'm particularly interested in experimenting with the form of book covers and how they can create narrative  - I often use the spine to present a theme of the book. For 'Lincoln in the Bardo' this meant presenting the state of being between life and death through the spine, and for 'Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee' this space represented the idea of choice.

Below are my covers for George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' and Meera Syal's 'Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee' (my entry into the Penguin Design Awards 2021).

Book Covers

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