Book Cover

PRINT DESIGN

Edgar Allan Poe's "A Descent into the Maelström" tells a dark story of a shipwreck and a whirlpool. While the original cover presents a more literal depiction of the tale, eerie pieces such as poe's can benefit from a more abstracted visual, which heightens curiosity for the reader and adds further meaning to the overall experience of reading the story.

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The rough, jagged lines are meant to convey uneasiness, and to also resemble the vantage point from the edge of a cliff, looking down at deep water. The dark background is also intentionally meant to give a greater sense of vastness and depth. The unique gritty texture was collected from digitized texture rubbings.

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