Book Cover Design

Book cover design for the Penguin Student Book Awards 2021. This design is for the children's poetry book Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah. 

This concept focused on the idea of the turkeys wreaking havoc and trying to have their voices heard. I chose to have the microphone stand create the letter 'T' for the main title and wanted the turkeys to be scrabbling to reach it in order to shout about their rights.

 

I chose a bright and bold colour palette that was derived from Reggae influences as seen in Zephaniah's work, but softened the colours in order to appeal to the young target audience. 

Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom