Added: April 07, 2011
Updated: April 07, 2011
Discipline: Book Cover Design
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of my favorite books. It centers around two magicians (the title characters) as they try to reintroduce magic into 19th century England. Think of it as The Prestige meets Charles Dickens. And just like the feuding magicians in The Prestige, the relationship between the two involves twists, betrayals and power struggles.
Because they’re always trying to one-up the other, I decided I would make dual covers, each showcasing one of the magicians, with the other being just out of the frame (and their name considerably smaller) allowing the reader to decide which character they prefer.