Sapiens Book Cover Redesign

Sapiens Book Cover Redesign - student project

Project Idea - 

Remake the book I'm currently reading, Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Explanation - 

As the book is a history of humanity, using relics of our history from the resources provided seemed to fit. After collecting images together I experimented with using the human head or skull. These proved too obvious so instead, I settled on using the hand. It's both gender neutral and reminiscent of cave hand paintings.

Added to that are mechanics and tools to represent the development of humanity. The red triangle provides a focus for the cover while also hinting back to that bloody history of ours.

Final Work -

Sapiens Book Cover Redesign - image 1 - student project

This was a fun project and allowed me to experiment with a style quite removed from what I usually do!