The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

I re-designed a book jacket for Adam Johnson's fiction novel set in North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son. I also designed a lecture/discussion poster that would accompany the book design.

"An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea."
(Goodreads)
 
Objective: to re-evaluate and re-design the existing book cover and to better inform and attract more readers.
 
Strategy: I set out to design a cover that could better capture the essence of the story. I used elements of
propaganda posters in a contemporary style and also contrasted bright red against dark gray. As a result, I revealed both dark and thrilling aspects of the novel. 
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