I've been working closely with #1 international best-selling author Ken Follett on creating a consistent visual style for his brand across an ever expanding media set – from video games to TV adaptations.
I’ve designed a number of Ken's backlist covers for the US market in collaboration with the local publishers as part of the exercise. More recently, I designed the UK and US covers for Ken’s highly anticipated follow-up to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ – ‘A Column of Fire’, published in September 2017.
The publishing industry is unusual in that each region around the world has its own publisher, and each publisher produces its own covers. So finding a way to create a strong, simple, globally consistent style across a huge number of applications is a fascinating, ongoing journey.