The cover design for Ian McEwan's Atonement represents the novel's central theme of reparation with a visually striking broken vase symbolizing the futility of trying to fix what cannot be fixed. The design elements were carefully considered to capture the essence of the book and reflect its mood and themes. The typography is simple and elegant, providing a counterpoint to the complexity of the broken vase. The result is a powerful and evocative cover that captures the novel's emotional tone and themes of loss, regret, and struggle to make amends.
The cover design for Jane Austen's Emma visually captures the theme of unraveling with an intricately embroidered heart being pulled apart. This design represents the many twists and turns of the love story in the book. The embroidery adds a tactile element to the design, emphasizing the theme of unraveling. The typography is kept classic and timeless with a serif font on the back, in line with the period setting of the novel.