A cover re-design of The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Liesel, the protagonist, would steal books to escape her bleak reality during the times of the Holocaust.
Problem: The old cover did not give proper insight into the story—Liesel’s desire to find happiness and sanity.
Solution: Illustration and typography merge to show Liesel “hiding” behind the book pages. Illustrations are made from cut pieces of newspaper and book pages.
Old book cover samples.
New book cover design + title page.