This cover is part of a series using silhouettes as a main theme. I chose to use silhouettes as a uniting theme because of their historical use in posters, as well as the fact that it makes for strong imagery and lends itself to be easily recognized.
I started off with the basic silhouette of the main character from Jekyll & Hyde and after a thematic analysis of the work itself I started to incorporate visual cues that symbolised the various themes of the work. For example, I split the silhouette of Jekyll/Hyde into two parts. White is used to represent the purity of Jekyll and I made it the front half because that is the face people saw in public. The hidden part is the part that was Hyde, shown in a blood red. This imagery is also incorporated into the title, furthering the image of two polar opposites, the evil and the good. — Josh Frederick