HORNET'S
NEST

This project was to re-design a graphic dust jacket cover for Patricia Cornwell’s book Hornet’s Nest, with a new and modern aesthetic.Read more

YEAR
2020

CLIENT
School Project

WHAT I DID
Cover Design
Illustration

HORNET'S NEST

The objective of this project was to re-design a graphic dust jacket cover for Patricia Cornwell’s book Hornet’s Nest, with a new and modern aesthetic. The objective is to keep the initial idea but update the style and look of the design with an illustration that feels rustic and modern at the same time.

 

The target audience for Patricia Cornwell's New Dustjacket for her book "Hornet's Nest" are the Youth, Adults, and Senior Book Readers. The redesign would appeal to a wider audience.

 

Design challenges relating to this project was the re-inovation of the outdated illustration that doesn’t correspond with modern design trends, while keeping the essence of the book.

 

To design the new dust jacket book cover, for the pre-existing book, Hornet’s Nest by Patricia Cornwell, I had to work with a variety of different design software and analog design techniques. Post-reading the book, I was able to fully understand the book’s content and create something that would update and still convey the plot of the book.

 

Through the use of various techniques, the book cover came to a completion, the outcome of the piece was successful in achieving the desired results. The hornet was drawn with charcoal sticks to achieve a rustic style and look, then digitalized and edited to create a modern illustration. Typefaces were updated and changed, to follow the modern trend and aesthetics in this piece. For the background, a monochromatic approached was used to create the city’s street map. All of the design choices and strategies were made to accomplish a simple and modern dust jacket cover design.

About.me

Brazilian Graphic Designer currently based in Orangeville, ON, Canada. Focused on Visual Identity, Packaging and Editorial Design, but always looking forward to a challenge in different design fields.
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HORNET'S
NEST

This project was to re-design a graphic dust jacket cover for Patricia Cornwell’s book Hornet’s Nest, with a new and modern aesthetic.Read more

YEAR
2020

CLIENT
School Project

WHAT I DID
Cover Design
Illustration