AKWAEKE EMEZI - APA DULCE

BOOK COVER DESIGN


The brief was to create a cover for the book written by Akwaeke Emezi, Fresh Water, known as Freshwater, winner of numerous literary awards.

My research started with studying Nigerian traditions and folklore. I managed to capture Nigerian folklore and Nigerian art, through interlocking shapes and overlapped colored elements. I was inspired by the intricate Nigerian bride gown, Nigerian fabrics, and patterns.

The movement and dynamism are concentrated in the middle of the cover, where I have emphasized the main character, outlined by color, strength, and values, bringing in the light the theme of fractured identity of the book.
Services:

graphic design
illustration
cover design
layout design
DTP/artworking
















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