The Research

This project required exploration and observation of different websites that sold books, and some book stores. How the books and book covers were displayed in these places physical and digital depended on many things, including how famous the author would be. Juicy colors, attracted the eye of the patrons looking over the table that had the latest book offerings.

The Design

The short story that informed the cover of this compilation is called “Something very terrible is going to happen in this town” is a story about a hunch that becomes a rumor and spreads like fire, figuratively and literally. In order to start the design process, some elements were pulled from the story. Two lbs. of something, the rumor, fire, a chair, a dove, were the elements that kick started the early sketches for the book cover.