The Big Sleep

A new book jacket design for Raymond Chandler’s ‘The Big Sleep’ with the typography taking inspiration from the visual aesthetic of 1930s American gas stations. The bullet being fired from the gas pump has been used as a metaphor to represent how oil plays a key role in the corrupt nature of the main protagonists. The typeface that has been employed on the back cover is Copperplate. This is in reference to the type of styling seen on 1930s advertising hoardings.  

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