Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Locked Room Book Cover

I've just received the latest cover design for The Locked Room, so thought I'd share it below.

Designed by Cameron Gibson, the cover integrates a number of motifs from the locked room genre - the victim is seemingly alone in a room but attacked by an unknown assailant, the use of mirrors or illusions, and the keyhole symbol that has been utilised in a number of previous works.

The style was inspired by the illustrations of Matt Taylor, an English artist who creates colourful pieces based on popular culture and has worked for companies such as Adidas, Google, GQ, Wired, and many more. You can view some of Matt's work on his website,

Previous Iterations

The initial design.
Version 2 introduced a new font,
adjusted the colours, and improved
the features of the character.
Version 3 altered colours again, aged
the character, and tweaked the layout.

I'd love to hear some opinions so feel free to leave a comment below.

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