- Barnes and Noble Book Series
Design a series of book covers from the Barnes and Noble Classics series. The design must pull four books
together based on conceptual content.
In doing research for this project, I was amazed to find the hidden connections between different books. One such connection was that we often overlook the hidden messages in some of our favorite tales. In the case of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and Fairy Tales, many people view them as innocent stories for children. However, upon a closer look one can quickly see the adult messages, situations, and metaphors inserted into the plot. The concept for the book covers should reflect this finding: happy and innocent on the outside, but potentially frightening on the inside. Strong, highly legible text supports this concept, and the quotes on the back covers give an ominous feel to the series.