In my mind a book cover is a great example of good design work. Intriguing cover art entices people to pick up a book, it helps them decide if they want to read the book and that leads them into wanting to buy the book. I know personally as well as others we will hold off buying books we want to own in to get just the right cover. This led me created several covers for some better known classic novels.
I chose several books that are personal favourites, chosing elements and themes that match to each story and how I could best tell the story with a single image.
Lolita: Different fruits have always represented different meanings and in classic paintings cherries were used to symbolize chastity and purity. Hence the modern colloquialism-so I knew right away how this would be a fitting image for this book cover.
Catcher in the Rye: I was inspired by the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost, and wanted the cover to be just this lone boy waiting near of precipice for where life is about to take him.
1984: I took one of the main speeches in the book and scratched out the words that would have given a person hope, leaving only the words that dictate and confine the world they live in.