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Frankly in Love

Penguin Random House

Owen was approached by Penguin Random House to design the cover for David Yoon’s debut novel Frankly in Love, a contemporary realistic fiction covering themes of race, romance and cultural identity. The brief asked him to reflect these themes through the use of typography in his signature bright and bold style whilst remaining conscious of the more subversive themes of the novel.

Owen went on to develop a design consisting of layers of paper cut typography, referencing the layers of complexity built around the main character Frank’s relationship, culture and personality. The final cover is bright and eye-catching with hidden depths, reflecting the vibrancy and originality of Frank’s story as well as the youthful world Yoon creates.

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