I’m not sure where the geometric idea came from – probably just the requirement to differentiate the lists as much as possible from the 2016 set. The backgrounds were originally darker – the covers had a neon bloom around the edges – but we went light, again to make a contrast with the previous year. The colour scheme was originally influenced by the interface of the game Nier : Automata of all things, the pastel colours were added later. The turnaround time on these was tight, which meant that the compositional changes between the primary and secondary sets was a simple horizontal flip. As you can see, the library was also having to cut budgets, and so the poster count was dropped to 4 for each set. Fortunately the design meant that I could cram in 10 covers rather than 8!
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