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February 25, 2021
By Amanda Reid

This month, Amanda Reid at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of Serket’s Movies: Commentary and Trivia on 444 Movies by Cory Hamblin. To submit a book for a free cover redesign, email us at


Design Note 1: I felt the title font was difficult to read, so I chose a cleaner font that will draw the reader’s eye.

Design Note 2: The author’s name was also difficult to read. Choosing a simpler font and moving it to the top helps it stand out more.

Design Note 3: Toning down the colors with gold curtains helps set a calm, easygoing tone.

Design Note 4: I replaced the masks with popcorn and a clapboard since drama masks immediately convey theater more than they do film.