The Big Sleep.

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Penguin’s Adult Prize design brief for 2013 was to design a cover for Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. The novel is set in a big city in 1930’s America and deals with various themes and character motivations; money, greed, corruption, sex and murder are all featured.

Design themes:

Deception / Obscurity / Weight /  Enigma / Density / Corrosion / Submersion / Corruption / Burial