The Picture of Dorian Gray

Book design, 2023
Something I love is when a design initially draws you in as a reader, but only fully makes sense once you’ve read the book. This design alludes to the climax of the novel, where (spoilers!) Dorian stabs the canvas, and unintentionally brings about his own death.  

Initial compositions experimenting with composition and typography. I eventually settled on making the canvas slash a more dynamic part of the design that interacts with the type.