Graphic design student wins mystery book cover design competition

A graphic design student at the MET, has won a book cover design competition with the Orion Publishing Group.

Cameron Morris’s winning entry was described by judges as having “a nostalgic feel, whilst also being fresh and approachable”.

The competition was run as a live brief for students, and is part of a module which specifically looks at professional practice. Orion and GB MET have enjoyed a long relationship, having worked together setting briefs for students for the past five years.

Lucie Stericker, Group Creative Director of Orion, said, “This year we set  what we thought would be one of the most challenging briefs so far - to design four ebooks and one paperback for Margaret Yorke, one of the most renowned British female authors of the mystery novel”.

Cameron said, “I was inspired by Swiss designers like Herbert Matter and Josef Müller-Brockmann. The half-tone pattern is reminiscent of traditional letterpress printing seen in old posters which helps give the covers a retro theme”. 

“I was surprised to find out that I had won the competition as the other participants submitted excellent designs. I admit I got a bit excited when I saw the covers pop up on Amazon!”


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