This is a personal design project for one of my favorite mystery novels titled "Iron Lake". The idea was to capture the focus of the book storyline in a minimalistic way. The book cover and imagery is in black in white for the symbolism of winter. The imagery relates to the setting of the storyline, as it takes place in the small town of Aurora, MN in the dead of winter. The armed silhouette with dramatic pose speaks not only to the mystery of the story, but also to the violent misfortunes that occur within the tale. The thin typeface was chosen to focus attention on the imagery while still being present and legible. The specific type was chosen to capture the overall essence of the story.