Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, a classic piece of literature
that I quite enjoy, no matter how out of date it is. For this book
jacket, I wanted to hint at what was to come and not come out right and
say what it was; an adventure novel about dinosaurs. Though that comes
across fairly well enough anyhow. So I placed a silhouette of the
novel’s main villain, the Megalosaurus, upon the book cover and cut it
out, hinting at the dinosaur but not completely revealing what it is.
This book jacket slips over a second one, making a window out of the
die-cut, and letting the viewer either get a themed glimpse at this
“Lost World” or outright look at by removing the first jacket. For the
title, I wanted to give it a prehistoric jungle feel, and thus used
Photoshop to enhance the majestic Trajan to become somewhat of a lost
ruin of type, light spilling on to it through jungle branches unseen.