Born in Sparta

Create a cover for the «Born in Sparta» book. The cover should attract attention and reflect the essence of the work.


The book Born in Sparta will be released in the fall of 2019. She will talk about the fate of a person with disabilities, whose psyche is completely disfigured by a society that does not accept people who are not like them.

The writer presented the manuscript of the novel for us.

The idea of ​​creating a cover was born from the name of the book. I wanted to show the pressure of society on a person and his inability to resist him. I also wanted to show the connection and the basis of all this in the form of the Soviet regime that distorted the consciousness of people for seventy years.
Like the Spartans dropping children with deviations from the cliff, the society of the Soviet Union did not recognize people who were not like them.
From this comes the name of the book and the same served as the idea of ​​using a helmet as a symbol of a tough and devoid of compassion society.

It is based on letters with Soviet symbols applied to them.

A man is inextricably linked to letters trying to hide from the society that is pressing him. But he cannot escape or take refuge; the roots hold him tight.

I did the entire drawing process on paper, choosing the right shape, color and contrast combinations. Only after finding the final version, he was drawn in illustrator.

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