Very clever and the minimal use of color is beautiful.Even with so much going on, in the sense that this is like a puzzle for the reader, the design is still clean and comprehensible. The purple really makes the grey title pop (successful type hierarchy).
We tried loads of photographic approaches for this cover before arriving at this. I created this illustration as a last-minute entry to the Cover Meeting, and amazingly it ended up being the finished jacket. Here's the finished cover, plus a close-up of
Cover designed by David Pearson, White's Books. White's Books is a small, London-based publishing house of clothbound books featuring wrap-around cover designs. David Pearson is a former Penguin book designer. (source, Jessica Svendsen b