Countless versions on the take of Merry Shelly’s Frankenstein have been done in more assorted fashions than will be covered here. None the less this particular book jacket was mainly focused on the divisional relationship between the man and the monster. Though most designs in the past have used the face of Frankenstein to display the monstrosity of the novel we wanted to avoid it all together. The design never uses solid defined imagery resulting in rather vague hints and negative shape forms as characteristic insinuations. The nostalgia of forest green still resonates within the composition of the book jacket, audio box set, and bookmark designs.
Another great importance was stressed on the typography of the overall campaign. Many black letter choices were evaluated to figure out what would be the best fit in a solid letter form and so Fenwick Wood Type eventually took the leading role. Aside from the nostalgic look of Fenwick it was particularly important to use the lowercase forms because of the simplicity in its shapes. The counter forms particularly represented surgical blades so with it the legend behind Dr. Frankenstein and the grueling process behind the creation of his humanoid son. The negative uneven negative figure on the cover seems to stagger its way toward the viewer in sheer terror unyielding to what may come. This is the exact feeling that comes when reading any of Mary Shelly’s fiction and for such a talented writer to weave a marvel at only the age of 19.