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Inheritance of Loss



A series of three typographic book covers representing a re-issue from a publisher. The chosen novels were, House for Mr. Biswas by V.S Naipaul, Book Thief and I am the messenger by Markus Zusak.



The selected novels have an underlying theme of human quest and yearning for survival against fate and loss. Written under the backdrop of different socio-economic and political conditions, all three stories share a tone of satire and dark humor, yet feel positive and hopeful. The front covers were created to give away a little bit of the story that continues on the back, providing an additional layer of interest. I took a minimal approach to reflect the simple and modest lives of the characters, through a muted color palette, hand-rendered type and a single element of photography to add mystery and evoke an emotional connection.

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