One of my first projects after graduating was to design a new cover for the (then) new Penguin Prize. My design for Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles won. The laser cut silhouette of Tess on William Morris wallpaper was meant to suggest the underlying themes of craft vs industrialisation, nature vs machines and of the sinister allusion to red (blood) throughout the book.
Above: Submitted Tess of the D’Urbervilles cover
Above: Another from the Wessex series - Far From the Madding Crowd