Franz Kafka's novella, The Metamorphosis, follows the tale of a young man who unexpectedly transforms into a life-sized cockroach. The three-part story delves into themes of loneliness, depression, denial, acceptance, and ultimately, the descent into complete sorrow. My approach to the design of the book cover incorporates contemporary collage-style illustrations and typography, bridging the past and present. The protagonist, Greg Samsa, experiences external pressure and a sense of unacceptance, emotions that remain all too relevant in our current digital age.

The full page illustrations as well as spot illustrations shown below includes a variety of media sourced from public information case studies, scanned found imagery, as well as hand marked brush and ink scans to reflect major events per chapter. I’ve also included examples of complete set type and text threading via Indesign.