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April 15, 2020
By PW Staff
This month, Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design reimagines the cover of ‘Safari’ by Alexander Plansky. The author praised the new cover, saying, “I love how much more eye-catching it is than the original!” To submit a book for a free cover redesign, email us at booklifeeditor@booklife.com.

Design Note #1: For the new cover, I played with textual elements, placing the tree and sun within the words of the title.
I also drew the yellow and orange color scheme into the rest of the text.

Design Note #2: This is a techno-thriller, so I wanted the cover to keep the typography large and imposing, as others do in that genre.

Design Note #3: Including larger text and a larger, imposing set of leopard eyes helps the cover pop.

Design Note #4: Subtle elements can make all the difference. Instead of letting the eyes float in a sea of black, they are set against a background of black, furry texture.

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