The idea for trying out book cover design came from a personal interest as an avid bibliophile. 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. Many avid book collectors will hold off buying certain additions in order to get one with just the right cover art. This led me create cover for some well known classic novels.
I chose several books that are personal favourites, selecting elements and themes that could best match the story and what I thought was the intent of the author.
Lolita: Fruit imagery has always represented different meanings; in classical paintings, for example, cherries were used to symbolize chastity and purity.
Catcher in the Rye: Inspired by the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost, this cover in gold shows a lone boy waiting near a precipice- where will life take him?
1984: Taken from one of the main speeches in the book, scratched out are the words that would have given hope, leaving behind only the words that dictate and confine the world of 1984.