What a carve up!

What a carve up! Jonathan Coe

Book cover competition

Creating a new book cover for the British classic What a carve up!

It  would have to be fun and striking, stand out on shelves and stand out among the many reprints that exist of this book.

Tools & Skills: Brainstorming, sketching, trial & error, fun techniques involving creating fake blood, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

I wanted to reveal the whole story of the book without giving it away: intriguing for those who hadn’t read the story, obvious to those who had read it already.

Interesting project that was really a lot of fun to think about.

| Mindmaps as well as versions 1, 2 and 3 are shown here to illustrate the research that went into the project. 

  • Brainstorming


  • Brainstorming


  • Fake blood tests

    Fake blood tests

  • Blood splatter cover

    Blood splatter cover

  • Collage cover 1

    Collage cover 1

  • Collage cover 2

    Collage cover 2

  • Board game cover

    Board game cover

  • Final cover illustration

    Final cover illustration

  • Final cover illustration

    Final cover illustration

  • Mock up

    Mock up

  • In stores!

    In stores!

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