Author J.D. Lakey wanted to redesign the covers of the first three books of The Black Bead Chronicles so that they would appeal to a wider audience. They are science fiction books, written to be appropriate for all ages, with enough to entertain the YA readers and older fans as well.
Before we cracked open our laptops to begin the design process, we first sat down and read the story so we could understand what we needed to do visually to create the vivid world the author describes for the reader. As the setting is a fictional planet we felt it was important to show the environment – a lush world dotted with domes which protect human settlements. To communicate the sci-fi/fantasy genre to the reader, we made sure to add visual cues such as stars and planets – making it easier for science fiction fans to identify a potential favorite. We also kept the typography bold and easy to read.
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