A book cover and dust jacket for The Witcher: The Last Wish.
It features a mark that represents the gritty, and dark tone of the novel while referencing key plot events.
Designing a book cover and dust jacket for The Witcher: The Last Wish required capturing the essence of the story while catering to fans of the franchise. The challenge lay in creating a design that stands out among other books in the genre and represents the dark, gritty, and cold tone of the novel. The design also needed to move away from the dated look of the original cover.
I chose to highlight a key narrative element to capture the essence of the story; the djin's seal. The seal is a crucial plot point in the novel, it sets the plot for all subsequent editions and would be familiar to fans of the series. The design also needed to maintain a dark aesthetic, with a modern look that appeals to contemporary audiences while nodding to the franchise's edgy tone. The use of bold typography and meaningful symbolism helps catch the reader's attention and draw them into the story. The red, white, and black colour scheme highlights the dark and gritty aspects of the book and establishes its overall tone. The dust jacket complements the book cover design, with a synopsis that provides readers with a brief overview of the story.
The use of bold typography and meaningful symbolism helps catch the reader's attention and draw them into the story.
What I did
Deliverables: Book cover, logo design, motion design, and dust jacket.
Tools: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop.