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The Specters of Algeria
Book cover
Hwang Yeo Jung’s novel, The Specters of Algeria, was published by Honford Star, a British publisher that aims to introduce exciting literature from East Asia to English-language readers, both classic and contemporary.

The novel is remarkable for vividly portraying the landscape and atmosphere of an era characterized by South Korean military dictatorships in the twentieth century. It interweaves the stories of four individuals whose lives were shattered by societal oppression, institutional corruption, and historical trauma, like warp and weft.
On the book’s cover, I used lines and patterns to represent the state of the four characters, whose present lives are heavily influenced by their ghostly past. These lines and patterns intersect and overlap dizzily, like weaving weft and warp.

Design: Jaemin Lee
Client: Honford Star
Year: April 2023

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