Book Design - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mock Cover

My goal for this book cover was to establish a fresh visual identity for a classic story. Selecting The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as the book cover to recreate, I wanted to deviate from the typical classic picaresque illustration style that has been commonly used for books from this era and depict something in a more whimsical and childish style, emphasizing the feeling of boyhood adventure the story conveys. Visually, I wanted to depict a less-discussed scene from the book where the protagonists discover a house floating down the Mississippi river, a scene evocative of the many strange encounters Huck and Jim encounter on their many adventures. I chose to render the cover using a mix of illustration styles to give the cover a more whimsical feel and add a sense of gesture, which fits the type of active narrative adventure stories such as this tend to employ due to its implied motion.