"I designed my cover to replicate the aesthetics of a vintage matchbox, hence the single colour, the screen-printed quality and ‘striker’ spine. The design also features many various motifs from the text, thus allowing the reader to re-visit the cover through out the course of the book. To add more to the concept I designed a potential ‘special edition’ push sleeve, further cementing the matchbox aesthetic. The ‘alternative’ cover has been stripped of information to leave it feeling more valuable. It shows that all the matches within the box have been burnt out bar one which carries the symbol of the knight, representing the character Philip Marlowe."