Rolands Zilvinskis — Graphic Designer & Photographer
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A Brief History Of Time

 

A Brief History Of Time

Book Cover Design

Cover design created for Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time book, as part of the Penguin Student Design Award competition. The competition’s brief asked to design a front and back cover for the book, featuring an imaginative, timeless and confident concept.

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The concept includes elements of time bending, black holes, star maps, labyrinths and maths equations. The universe is still a mystery to us all, that is the reason why a maze filled with various mathematical equations and formulas is included, symbolising its complex nature. The silhouette of the person can be conveyed as the human nation or Stephen Hawking himself, taking him out of his wheelchair, because in his mind he was free. All of the elements are placed within a cloud-like shape emerging from him, representing his deep thoughts.

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