This is a book cover designed for the famous novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky in Chinese version. The white and black letter forms on the cover are Chinese characters for crime and punishment.
I was aiming for a simple design with a lot of contrast in mind because the novel contains a lot of tensions in its story. The two Chinese characters that represent crime and punishment create many vertical and horizontal counter-spaces which also create an abstract feeling. The black and white color palette also serves building up the tension of the book.