This is the fictional story of the Good Man Jesus, and his Scoundrel brother, Christ. It retells the story of the gospel and the relationship between two twin brothers. A controversial comment on religion.
Whilst working for Canongate Books Mark suggested a quietly confident and luxurious design, typographically led to give it authority and character.
He commissioned Jamie Keenan, a legend in the field of book cover design. When we had gone through the obligatory crosses and crowns of thorns, we settled on a simple typographic design.
To mirror the duality in the story, Mark suggested a white edition (good) and a black edition (bad), both with gold foil and a ribbon to reflect traditional bible design.
The cover was nominated by the D&AD in their Book Design Category in 2011.