Book Jackets


  • This project required me to choose three books by one author and to design a series of book jackets. I chose Jon Krakauer, and his three novels: Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, and Under the Banner of Heaven. It was challenging to find a visual language that worked for all of the texts since none of the books are connected thematically. However, a common thread throughout Krakauer's work is a strong emphasis on location. I used inverted images of each landscape and a simple treatment of type to create a cohesive series.