The idea behind this assignment was to create an intriguing book cover to entice people to read The Big Sleep.
I began this project by researching and reading the book I was assigned. I then began to create concepts around the subject matter. I really focused on the illustrations since that is what I excel at. The story has heavy themes of illicit photographs and murder, which led me to the idea of creating a dark room atmosphere on the front and back cover, illustrating the light bulb, which took quite a bit of time but really ended up paying off. I decided to Photoshop in a photograph of a woman on the back to further allude to the book's story. For my type I knew I wanted it simple as to not take away from the illustration, so I settled for a Sans Serif for all of the information on the cover, using multiple weights and styles to create a hierarchy.
The project was an overall success maintaining the simplicity and artistry I strove for.