Penguin Design Award – Cover Template.indd

What a Carve Up! - Jonathan Coe

Penguin Random House Design Award Adult Competition 2014

My cover design explores the protagonist Michael Owen a reclusive writer's obsession with the film 'What A Carve Up!' Set during the 1980s, he constantly watches and obsesses over his video recording of the film and during the events of the narrative his life turns into the film itself. 

My cover represents his own personal video tape and asks the question about the narrative, is it a book or a film? Also the cover explores the concept what would it look like if Penguin were a video tape company during the 1980s rather than a book publishers and so the adapted use of the Marber Grid has been used and carried across the branding of the video tape.

Please note, this cover was not a commissioned piece by Penguin and I do not own the rights to any of the logos featured

Significant FiguresProject type

A SeparationProject type

Beyond InfinityProject type

Death by Video GameProject type

She Died YoungProject type

History RepeatingProject type

Risk WiseProject type

ExtinctionsProject type

The CutawayProject type

Our RevolutionProject type

Summer at Mount HopeProject type

The MareProject type

ScornProject type

The Big SleepProject type

Psy-QProject type

Saint MazieProject type

Am I ColdProject type

History's PeopleProject type

On BowieProject type

From Global to LocalProject type

The Greedy QueenProject type

MetamorphosisProject type

The World in ConflictProject type

Scientific BabelProject type

O Sing Unto the LordProject type

Wordsworth ClassicsProject type

Nikki Moore - SeriesProject type

What A Carve Up!Project type

The Life of PiProject type

Love LondonProject type

© Steve Panton 2018