The Murder That Never Was

by GoodWin Idea

The design for the book cover was to convey the masterly, dynamism, and compelling style of the well-known author Andrea Kane. The picture had to truly be worth “a thousand words.” At the same time, the design was to be simple yet needed to stand out on a shelf among the other books.

It was a bold decision to go with an all bright “bloody” red background – while brainstorming we all agreed that it would be the best way to express the essence of the book – suspense, tension and vigor. The frightened girl’s silhouette and the gun reveal some aspects of the plot and the mismatched, “wavering” letters around the gun foreshadow the intensity of the story.

Projects specs:
Covers design, interior design

Pages count:

Hard cover format:
6″ x 9″ with 3 ½” flaps

Soft cover format:
6″ x 9″

Matt foil, spot gloss, silver foil, varnish

The end-to-end process included:
Conception/creative direction, design, interior pages layout, cover photo collage creation


Bronze in Book Design 2018

Created by:

Design Director

Ekaterina Asparouhova

Design Company

GoodWin Idea


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