To kill a Mockingbird

I took part in the 2015 Penguin Design Awards. The brief was to design a book cover for Penguin and their literary classics collection. I chose to re-design the cover for To kill a mockingbird, which had to have a contemporary and modern aesthetic.

The design of the cover is based on social inequality, most notably the underlying theme of racism and human morality. The fist is a representation of the black community within the book who are repressed by the white community. Whilst the shackle is a portrayal of the white community it also acts as representation of the innocence of the children.