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Great Book Cover Project #3 SPACE ODYSSEY

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  • The Great Book Cover Project #3
    Space Odyssey Series

    2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the best sci-fi novels ever written, and it has an exceptional bond with the movie version directed by Stanley Kubrick.
    Usually people only remember the struggle between HAL – the shuttle's artificial intelligence – and Dr. Bowman, but the real story is about the enigmatic monoliths, evolution and the ascension of mankind.

    I wanted to somehow grab this multi-millennia progression by placing the iconic moment between the hominid pre-human and the monolith on the book's dust jacket, and as a counterpart, the moment (millions of years later) when Dr. Bowman is standing in front of the Jupiter monolith is placed on the white hardcover of the book.
  • Black dust jacket, front and back
     
  • Removing the dust jacket
  • White hardcover, front and black