The Chronicles of Narnia have reached major success due to the highly acclaimed film francise. But for me it all started with good ole paper and ink. When I was in elementary school parents would come every Friday and read chapters of C.S. lewis's Narnia books to us. Every week I looked forward to hearing the rest of the Pevensey kids fantastical adventures.
This got me thinking about how to re-imagine this classic children's book...but for a more mature audience. This is what inspired my re-design for the first book in the series.
But first lets check out the history of this book's cover...
The original cover
An alternate version
The post-film cover
All of these versions and the influence of Aslan the lion as a major figure throughout the book led me to this design for my own re-imagined cover!
Coming up with this design I cannot draw to save my life, so I used and manipulated a design from this photo: