Book Design / Illustration

For the Thrill of It

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Objective

 

Create a book cover for a horror novel.  

 

How I Made It My Own

 

I adore true crime anything so this project was my chance to explore true crime novel design. True crime book covers usually feature a picture of the victim, the perpetrator, or the crime scene. I wanted to stay far away from these clichés. The book I chose was "For the Thrill of It" by Simon Baatz. The novel focuses on two friends who killed a young boy and left him in a tunnel in his own back yard. I wanted to symbolize the little boy left to in a tunnel through minimalistic design. To add intrigue to the cover, I added a sentence from the ransom note the killers left the victim’s parents.

   FINAL MOCKUP   

   PIECES   

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spine

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Back Cover for For The Thrill of It
Spine for For The Thrill of It
Front Cover of For The Thrill of It

   INSPIRATION   

Inspiration Board
Inspiration Board
Inspiration Board
Inspiration Board

   COLOR PALETTE   

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   DESIGN ELEMENTS   

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American Typewriter
 
 
 
 
 
 

© 2016 Caitlyn Burkemper

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