Creating book covers is one of the best assignments one can have. Interpreting the writing visually in a concentrated form of a single image is a consuming, exciting, challenging… Adding the responsibility of determining the fate of a title in a particular market makes takes the task to another level. Coupling an artistic response with the responsibility of giving the book a chance to reach out for the chooser’s attention is a design balancing act. Seeing the final layout multiplied and ready for distribution is as satisfying as seeing someone picking up the book amongst the the sea of choice, looking at it, reading the annotation at the back and finally committing to the book.
I approach each assignment afresh and as a response to the writing, the target audience and the editor’s brief. I aim to provide alternative solutions and options to reinvent myself and the approach. The result needs to be true to the book, commercially reasonable and technically perfect.
Below is a selection of the titles I have worked on:
- Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord
Novel by Louis de Bernières
- Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Novel by Max Porter
- Butcher’s Crossing
Novel by John Edward Williams
- Three Apples Fell from the Sky
Novel by Narine Abgaryan
Novel by Daphne du Maurier
- Never Let Me Go