As a self initiated project, I decided to redesign the outdated covers to celebrate Thomas Wolfe's works. The three books follows main character George Webber through his life as a child to budding author, experiencing tragedy, loss and shock as the world he thought he knew he realises is soon based on lies. I first explored this in my process by looking at other popular fiction book covers published around that time, picking up on the strong typographic elements the books hold. I looked further into from and associated with the time the books were published, using this as a basis for the covers I then created. The main character largely reflects Thomas Wolfe to a certain degree, meaning that this redesign had a very personal touch, showing both Wolfe and Webber's journey through the covers. The colours seen are massively associated with the American flag, due. to the patriotic nature of the book, and shows the process of a book being written in each cover. Little touches such as Wolfe's handwriting being written on the front cover, scribbling out the first letters of the name 'George' can be seen, along with using documents Wolfe had written on to suggest the writing process. The idea was to make this series look exclusive as a trio, celebrating both the author and main character, with all the themes acknowledged along the way for any Thomas Wolfe fan.
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