A minimalist redesign series of classic feminist literature, both featuring a small die cut on the cover that peeks into an illustration of the selected authors’ eyes on the interior opening spread.
My redesign for Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar makes reference to the famous Fig Tree analogy from the novel. The lead finds herself at the foot of a fig tree and she can see different paths her life can take in the figs. She spends too much time trying to decide on the ideal future path and all of the figs rot and fall to the ground, as pictured on the opening spread.
Virginia Woolf’s famous 1929 essay A Room of One’s Own explores the intricacies of being a woman in the world of writing and the difficult that comes with finding a space within these structures. “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”- the cover features a die cut of Virginia’s eye peeking into a tiny oppressive room, and upon opening it is revealed that she is part of a much larger structure (writing) and that the room is her space in this field.