EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Mark Behm's Eye of the Beholder is a cult, pulp and downright odd private eye novel that languished out of print until Arcadia reissued it alongside its literary siamese twin Afraid to Death.

 

As twin books, the brief was to utilise a simple monochrome colour scheme between the novels – the main point of difference being that Eye of the Beholder is black on white, and its companion inverts this. This reflects the conceptual relationship of the books (here, the 'beholder' is a man shadowing a woman, in Afraid to Death the protagonist is a man shadowed at every turn by an implaccable female pursuer).

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I was interviewed about both cover designs by Spine Magazine.

The Eye of The Beholder

The Eye of The Beholder

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