Old Man & The Sea Book Cover & Case (Student Project)

Derrick Lin


Designer: Nina Cornelison
Photos: Roy Richardson
Location: Dallas/ United States
Project Type: Student Project

The assigned project was to design a limited edition book cover for the classic novel, Old Man And The Sea. The project also included a few created designs throughout the book that portrayed key elements within the story. The concept I chose was to to create a design that was minimal, giving the classic book a more modern look with old vintage travel posters as an inspiration. The actual case the book comes in is a vintage sardine can that offers the reader some fun interaction and bringing them into the world of the fisherman and time period. The colors that were chosen also is reference to the style that you would see in Cuba where the story takes place. The objective of the entire design was to offer the reader a momentum that brought key elements within the story to them.