Novel Cover Redesign
The Metamorphosis, Novel Cover Redesign For my novel cover redesign, I chose The Metamorphosis because of its theme of transformation. Having recently spent some time studying the works of Stefan Sagmeister, and growing up playing the trivia game “Password,” using rubylith to hide red print is a technique I’ve always admired. For the front cover I used the plastic to hide a red beetle and show Gregor Samsa’s change. On the back cover is the first line of the book, but at first view, it is only partially seen. When the cover is removed, it shows the full first line, once again echoing the transition. On the spine, I chose to place the beetle over the word morph for emphasis.