Redesign a cover for a set of books. The goal was to create a relevant design that attracts a more diverse readership outside the pre-established horror/mystery fan base.
The redesign takes its cue from Poe’s intricate, sharp, and beautifully crafted stories. Art Deco elements mirror those same characteristics while adding elegance and sophistication.
This redesign reframes Poe’s cliched status as a mystery and horror writer and brings out the complexities of his storytelling with the use of rich illustrations and a gloomy color palette.