Franz Kafka is considered one of the most influential authors of our 20th century literature. His stories examine the surreal of the reality to which he lived in. These surreal elements create dream like feelings within his stories and are heavy influences on the design solutions. One goal of these designs was for them to stay true to the period Kafka published
The overall concept of this collection is driven by mystery and the surreal. Figures throughout the designs are illustrated to present no familiar facial features. Characters are instead flat representations of the people brought to life by Kafka's words. Readers create the faces for characters in books, so the idea was not to spoil the interpretations of Kafka’s characters.