The Brief
To design a new book cover for the iconic book In Cold Blood by Truman Capote for the Penguin Random House Student Design Award in 2017. 

The Solution
I focused on Bonnie's hands that where tied in front of her which "looked as though she were praying". This imagery contains religious and violent connotations which are prevalent in the book. The string which ties the hands and falls through to the back of the book foreshadows Dick and Perry's eventual death by the noose. I felt that the red and black works well with the murderous themes of the book and its title. 
The book would also be available as an ebook, so the cover needed to be striking yet simple as smaller details would be lost.

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