The novel is described as a “deco punk-SF, alt-history, space-operatic mystery, set in a Hollywood and solar system very different from our own”. I was given a fairly open brief for Radiance but one of the main requests was to include the main female character. I started looking at European film posters from the 1920’s for inspiration, part of the book is set in an alternative 1920’s and with the Hollywood link it seemed like a good place to start.
I loved their stylistic simplicity, creating forms from blocks of colour and negative space so using this approach I weaved in elements of space travel, film reels and art-deco patterns with the all important main character as the central element. I wanted to keep it simple so limited the palette to two colours. Its printed with pantones and spot UV to give a bit more impact on the shelves.
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