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sad cypress

ASSIGNMENT: Redesigning a crime/mystery novel by Agatha Christie

Genre: Crime/Mystery | Execution time: 1hour | Softwares: Quark Xpress | Paperback

In this assignment, we were asked to redesign a book cover of a novel by Agatha Christie. I chose the book titled 'Sad Cypress'. The idea was to break though the cliche colours associated with crime and mystery i.e. black and red. I chose to use shades of pink to give it a romantic yet, spooky look. The spine was designed keeping in mind the possibility of continuity and coherence for a series look. The challenge was to use solely grayscale images and add tints to them to create the cover artwork.

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