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I find it interesting to design covers for books in a series. You have to look for a common theme and then you have to bring it on to the covers, not with words but with something else. A thread should connect all the covers and that special link can be colours, elements or typography.
DC Book of Jokes
• Jenani, Publisher: DC Books
• Behind Closed Doors, Publisher: DC Books
They say not to judge a book by its cover. But I say you have to judge the book by something especially when you can’t read a thousand words in a second. I love consolidating all that is said in a book by one single picture or design.
For red-white-black/grey covers
The white-red-black/grey combination is one of my favourite. Prominently white covers become a sore sight after a while so I believe mixing them with a tinge of red and black will give an elegance they deserve.
• The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing, Publisher: DC Books
• In the Name of Honour by Mukthar Mai, Publisher: DC Books
• Ganitha sasthrathinte vichithra lokam by Palliyara Sreedharan, Publisher: DC Books
• White Castle by Orhan Pamuk, Publisher: DC Books
• Yudhabhashanam by Arundhathi Roy, Publisher: DC Books
• JNU vile chumar chithrangal by Shajahan Madambattu, Publisher: DC Books
• Kadammanitta Kavithakal by Kadammanitta, Publisher: DC Books
The colour red signifies power, lust and celebration. It is the theme of the book that helps me decide whether a particular book qualifies for a red and black cover.
• Adayalangal by M.G.Sasi, Publisher: DC Books
• Ashoka Chakram by Manilal Thirumala, Publisher: DC Books
• Pulijenmam by Priyanandan, Publisher: DC Books
In my opinion, yellow is the most eye-catching colour for a book cover. And most often, people seem to prefer the yellow-brown combination over others. It’s strange, but yellow seem to stand out from all the other colours when on the cover of a book.
• Gonzalez & Daughter Trading Co by Maria Amparo Escandon, Publisher: DC Books
• Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho, Publisher: DC Books
• Sthree by Madhavikkutti, Publisher: DC Books
• Ekantham by Aalankode Leelakrishnan, Publisher: DC Books