Penguin Design Award

This has to be one of the most enjoyable books I've read. The film adaptation is also fantastic in its own right, but I found there to be so many more funny, moving and intricate moments in the novel. Creating a visual identity for the story was a really fun challenge. Naturally there were dozens of different images to choose from... pills, uniforms, clockwork machinery etc. But in the end I felt that a deck-of-cards would be the most appropriate metaphor - the card tower on the front representing the structured regime of Nurse Ratched, and the chaotic composition on the back symbolising McMurphy's rebellious behaviour. 


Benedict Mayer said...

Absolutely love this idea, really great metaphor! Good luck with it :)

George Bletsis said...

I tell you what, if I saw this in a bookshop I'd be drawn straight in to have a closer look. The texture works really well, and I really like how you've played with the layout to give extra depth to the image (the shadow of the card and the card overlapping the text box on the back)
I think you're a shoe in Finn!