Moon Tiger

This is a book cover design I created in class for Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger. The book is about an elderly woman reminiscing over the major events in her life. A moon tiger, which is a coil that burns to keep insects away, becomes a symbol of time passing as it burns in the book. 

For my design I decided to imitate the ashes this coil would leave as it burned. The imagery is eye-catching while also relating to the theme and tone of the story.