The Speed of Falling Objects Book Cover
Speed of Falling Objects Book Cover

Designed by HarperCollins/Harlequin's In-House Design Team

 

"The cover design successfully immerses you into the novel even before turning the first page. The combination of the leaves, dots and stars gives a real sense of movement to the composition. The title typography cleverly and subtlety echoes that perception of speed. The colours give a sense of place in an eye-catching and elegant way. The overall concept captures the reader’s attention, drawing them in and telling a story that wants to be read. It is beautifully done."

— Barbara Dunn RGD, Judge

 

The book cover integrates title and story elements while maintaining a commercial “big book” feel with the design, which captures the story’s mix of many different themes. Part adventure, part coming of age, part romance, part family drama, part suspense, the story is about a young teenager’s search for a connection with her wilderness- survival celebrity father after their plane crashes in the middle of the jungle. Leaning into the title, the design incorporates the idea of “falling” using one point perspective. The big bold type and perspective illustration made this cover stand out from other books in the Young Adult Fiction category. 

 

CREDITS:

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: ERIN CRAIG RGD

ART DIRECTOR: GIGI LAU RGD

ILLUSTRATORS: KAI AND SUNNY