So here we go, here’s the finished covers. I’ve tried to capture them altogether, in situate (on a book shelf) and as scans for full access to the designs in their imperfect glory.
The Three front covers
The Covers next to the real books…
Scans of the three covers
Little note – the Invisible Man cover is more green coloured in reality the scanner has made it a sort of dull yellow.
The Invisible Man was something I was a bit apprehensive about designing a cover for, but as with the Time Machine having features which tied the book covers together made it easier for me to approach the design.
I knew I needed something to have as a central shape, and something to have as a background pattern. Having not read the book before I spent yesterday morning reading the story in the hope of finding ideas for the design as I read. The problem with invisible man, is that he’s invisible which means asides from things he puts on i.e. the infamous hat, sunglasses, bandages, he’s indistinguishable. So I felt like my choice of central shape was limited to those objects, I chose the hat because I hadn’t seen a cover design with just the hat in the center. I’d seen lots of designs feather a bandaged head, hat and glasses though!