Word Gets Around illustrations
Bespoke illustrations for a collaborative book cover design.
Word Gets Around is the debut novel of author Andrew Hoyle. It is a tale of romance, humour and the trappings of middle-age.
In collaboration with Nancy at Aligned Design I produced the above illustrations for the front cover design.
From the author’s brief, the synopsis and some extracts from novel, we gained a good impression of the lives and idiosyncrasies of the characters. I illustrated the five main characters for the cover in poses that would best represent these traits. The style of the illustrations is loose and sketchy to give them some personality and help bring them to life.
The final design for the cover of Word Gets Around saw the characters silhouetted as shown in the final layout below.
You can buy the book for Kindle here.