Lord of the Flies

Tyler School of Art
Art Director, Stephanie Knopp

Book Cover — Hand lettering — Photo manipulation

Written by William Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954) represents the downfall of humankind as expressed through the traumatic experience of a group of stranded British school boys.

Book Jacket

Lord of the Flies is a vibrantly written, dark tale. To set the scene of the story, I created a desserted island melded with a skull to represent the doom that lies within its watery borders.

I wanted the color of the water to reflect the ocean’s hue right before a storm. The starkness of the white letters references the innocence of the children. The texture is meant to feel as if you carved into a tree with a jagged rock.

Hand Lettering