Emma recently created a nerd-friendly book collection for high school students called Thick Rim Books. I'm happy to share a small e-mail interview we did and some of her work.
. And since I already knew the books pretty thoroughly, a lot of elements came naturally;
I thought the old-school academic feel of the tweed-y plaids and argyle would sit well with my audience, and I decided to keep the covers minimal, while still hinting at their content, by using a cut-out shape referencing the book (a pig for Animal Farm, Gatsby's car for The Great Gatsby, etc.). Honestly, once I had one of the set, the others fell in place pretty easily - the hardest part was that I had created too many patterns, and had to choose only three to use!
To view more of Emma's work, CLICK HERE. She's done a lot of nice things outside of the book cover realm so I definitely encourage you to check those out as well.