Great Expectations - This book cover is illustrated entirely with type to give a contemporary look and feel to a classic novel.
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Great Expectations Book Cover

This book cover for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, was designed with negative space, the symbolism of the color white, and the concept of time in mind. The design stems from the book’s description of Miss Havisham’s house, where it seems that all time has stopped. The complex, almost over-descriptive writing style of Charles Dickens is also symbolized by the layers and layers of text that work together to create the illustrations in this print design.

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Dave Smith
Designer Portland, OR