TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD

To Kill A Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece of modern literature and was voted the most loved book of the last sixty years by The Times readers in October 2009. It has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold over thirty million copies worldwide. This is a book cover concept I developed to appeal to a whole new generation of readers while keeping staying true to the universal theme of the story. The most important theme of To Kill is the book’s exploration of the moral nature of human beings—that is, whether people are essentially good or essentially evil. Similarly, using that theme as the foundation of the design, the black and white color scheme reflects the idea of the coexistence of good and evil. The silhouette of a mocking bird is fully revealed when the book is opened, creating a second level of visual interest in the 3rd-dimension. In terms of the choice of typeface, Sabon suits this classic perfectly as it was developed in the 1960s, the same period Harper Lee wrote this novel. 

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