This was competition brief for Penguin to design a book cover for 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt. The design had to appeal to a new generation of readers, to be conceptual and diverse. I took main themes from the book and translated them into one image. I constructed this micro set to represent the insular nature of the group of main characters. The six figures contained in their own world, with language and academic intonations controlling their every move. I used monotone to reflect the dark and sinister overtones that are present in the tone of the novel.