With less than a week to go before Dear Code Breaker goes live I thought it was time to show you the book cover.
It differs from my usual style (I go for red and the vintage feel of aging paper and brown, grainy document files). The Dear Code Breaker book has a more modern look, with its fresh white background and contrasting red and blue colouring.
I have to thank Jon Cape, creative wizard and Bletchley Park Bombe machine demonstrator, for designing the Dear Code Breaker logo as well as the Dear Code Breaker title sequence that you can see at the beginning and end of my new video introduction for the book. He is also offering his technical assistance on elements of the book’s accompanying website.
Jon’s colour choice for the logo has been a direct influence on the book cover. It tests my traditional design ideas, and maybe a contrast to the usual genre styling of the World War 2 history books, but I love it. I think it has a ‘stand out on the shelf’ quality to it.
Regardless of how you feel about it, you can soon fold back the book cover and read the fascinating letters within.