Challenge

To re-design the book cover for Bill Bryson's "A short history of nearly everything" for Penguin Book Design.

The Idea

The book like its title, aims to engage audience by telling a story of how the universe came to be, everything from the Big Bang to the human evolution, it covers a wide range of topics. I wanted to find a way to show how an enormous book like this could be portrayed on the cover. 

Post-its have been long used to concise large amounts of information into important bits. The entire book-cover mimics the base for numerous post-it notes and highlighter pens.

Book Design
Concept
Old design