One-Hour-Cover: ‘Farenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury.
For obvious reasons, once you’ve read it, fire is a rather important theme in this book. The 1953 edition was even published with an asbestos binding (again with the humour).
To show the importance of the text itself, as well as the horrifying nature of the themes and actions within it, I wanted to portray it as a hallowed tome that had been snatched from the flames, just before it was engulfed by that particular temperature. An old book cover texture comes from my favourites Lost and Taken. A quotation from the text adds a kind of mystery, while a made-up publisher’s logo is a jokey aside.
In case you’re wondering, I wouldn’t have the edges laser-cut – that rather removes the point of the cover protecting the pages. I think I’d use a white background – cleanliness setting off the ash. Anything else would look dowdy.