To create these covers I decided that although they are completely different books all together, including different authors, I wanted to make them into a set that you might get as part of a special series.


I kept the style similar for both. I went with geometric shapes to create stand out designs that would not be too intricate or busy but could still sit on the covers powerfully and hold their own.


For the elementary structures of Kinship I was inspired by honeycomb and the intricate shapes within it. I love the way it holds together and is a maze of shapes.


Books V Cigarettes I chose a simple rectangle shape and used it to represent the idea of books on a shelf and also the shape of cigarettes. The colours I chose to represent each object and positioned them so they are 'conflicting' with each other as to represent books and cigarettes being versus each other.

Victoria Gallacher