For the penguin student design award in 2021, I selected ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ as my cover of choice. This book is a documentary style commentary on the current environmental downfalls our population faces. It is an incredibly bleak read, that highlights the sheer ignorance we all have towards the devastation we cause our planet. This cover was stand-out to me, as the original design was very minimalist, yet spoke volumes. It would be a challenge to surpass its effectiveness- however I felt that through materiality and going beyond ‘the cover’, I could give justice to the message, and give the book a second purpose.