This is a book cover re-design for Experimental type at OCAD University. I approached this project by doing research into the story. From this I got themes and motifs and was able to come up with a concept. I used burnt books as the overall aesthetic. Then I used tools that are used to teach spelling and writing for the title.
I did not want to use some of the stereotypical motifs of fire and flames for the cover of the book. Instead I wanted to try to create a charred look where the paper was burned black but the ink was left untouched by fire.
A minimal design gives the book look more serious look and that it is something to pay attention to. I left the cover intact and untorn to keep the tone serious because of the content of the book.
By printing black on black I was able to create a reflective texture. The alphabet that runs across the back cover was done in a low opacity so that it can only be seen in certain angles and adds another level to the design in certain lighting.