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Jane Eyre Book Cover

Jane Eyre Book Cover

The brief was to design a cover for the book Jane Eyre. The image of the door represents Jane Eyre's position from inside looking out; capturing the sense of madness in the world through illustrative style and use of colour. It also hints to her sense of being trapped and wanting to be free, a theme that runs throughout the novel.

This illustration is a three colour lino print.

You can see the images of the final design here,
And the process here,

Jane Eyre Book Cover