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Sci-Fi Book Cover Collection

As part of a university project, I was tasked to redesign three sci-fi classics as a series. The books in the series were: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Female Man by Joanna Russ and The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

How can design make classic books engaging and appealing to a new, digitally native audience?

This is my final photographed collection. From left to right: Frankenstein, The Female Man and The Day of the Triffids.

I chose to enact a tactile approach - engagement through touch and physical connection. 


Frankenstein. The monster curated by the scientist. This cover reveals the monster made by the man hence the clean cut. The layer underneath? Sandpaper the harsh reality - the monster at its core who was in fact yellow in the original book.


The Female Man. The four women, existing in 4 parallel dimensions that individually challenged the gender roles and expectations when the novel was written. I wanted to create the physical layers and dimensions progressing from pink to navy.


The Day of the Triffids. A novel about a post-apocalyptic world whereby people are blind and plants start to kill people. I visually represented this with layers of greenery tearing through violently and sealing up the centre to represent the blind.

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