I’ve already mentioned it on my website, but I thought I would talk a bit more here. This is a mock-up of the book cover I created for a competition. Actually I made it after the entry just to see how it looks like. This kind of classic fiction is likely to be a paperback.
In the competition I had to choose one or more titles from their list. I’ve picked ‘Bonjour Tristesse’ by F. Sagan as I had not read it properly, and I wanted to add some modern look to the existing cover. The existing cover uses a photo but it was a bit out of date (looks like 80s, I think), and not really reflecting the story.
My intention was to show a subtle sadness in a place where everyone is supposed to be happy (summer holiday in French coast).
I entered a couple of other titles too and unfortunately none of them won a prize, but I was shortlisted (I don’t know for which one yet). You can see the winners’ works here. I felt that most are rather abstract and somehow artistic (not particularly design-oriented). But they have different judges each year and it might not be the case next year.