A Brief History of Time

University Project: Entry for Penguin Random House Design Award 2018

For this project we were to re-design an existing Penguin book cover. We had the option of choosing between an adult non-fiction book, adult fiction book or a children’s fiction book. For my particular project I decided to go with the adult non-fiction brief which was Stephen Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’. I decided to choose this book as it deemed to be the most interesting to me.

Furthermore this was also one of the requirements for the brief, which was to “appeal to a contemporary readership”. For the actual imagery used within the book jacket, it is a photograph of which I took using paint under water to create an atmosphere within Space itself.

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