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3 Book Covers Project

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The task is to design three book covers using the style of one designer, or three different designers.
I really feel like the colors in this book cover work really well. The designer has used shades and tints to allow the speech bubble in the center to pop out. The black bar across the bottom also helps the colors stand out.

This is a good design from a marketing reason due eye catching cover design. It may attract potential buyers to open the book to work out the content of the book.

My final C1 and C4 for Bradbury Thompson's book cover. All three covers are consistent with the same "Design Masters" title, to imply that they are a part of a series.

I kept adding more quotes to fill some of the obvious empty spaces in the spread.

My final design using David Carson's design style. I am satisfied with the outcome, I think the quote is still legible, although I broke many typographical rules, like Carson's style.

Here I was playing with different fonts for the quote. I didn't like how this looked with a single font. I also adjusted the image so that his eyes are clear of the type.

After staring at the empty storm for a while, I decided to add the boys back into the picture to give it more life.

I kept adding more quotes to fill some of the obvious empty spaces in the spread.

Another font that I tried, but wasn't satisfied with it.  I decided to stick to Franklin Gothic for my font.

Here I was playing with different fonts for the quote. I didn't like how this looked with a single font. I also adjusted the image so that his eyes are clear of the type.

I really like this book cover spread. I used it as a reference for my own book cover.

The Bristol Short Story Prize aims to publish great short stories and promote the stories and writers as much as possible.

The inside spread of my book was tough to get it all just right. I used the same font from my title in the cover along with Minion Pro for the inside spreads. The serif and san serif fonts make a really good combo.

The inside spread of my book was tough to get it all just right. I used the same font from my title in the cover along with Minion Pro for the inside spreads. The serif and san serif fonts make a really good combo.

My final design incorporated a color that Michael Bierut used in one of his posters that he designed. I also moved his name above the title and made it white to separate it from "DESIGN".

I completed the silhouette pattern by leaving just enough space in between each animal and not overcrowding them. I also began to experiment with different colors.

I started to incorporate black into the design to help add hierarchy to my elements.

My final design incorporated a color that Michael Bierut used in one of his posters that he designed. I also moved his name above the title and made it white to separate it from "DESIGN".

Still experimenting with the color background.

My final design incorporated a color that Michael Bierut used in one of his posters that he designed. I also moved his name above the title and made it white to separate it from "DESIGN".

I completed the silhouette pattern by leaving just enough space in between each animal and not overcrowding them. I also began to experiment with different colors.

My final design incorporated a color that Michael Bierut used in one of his posters that he designed. I also moved his name above the title and made it white to separate it from "DESIGN".

I tried changing the colors around to see what it would look like. I still felt like it needed color, black and white wasn't enough.

I tried changing the colors around to see what it would look like. I still felt like it needed color, black and white wasn't enough.

I was experimenting with the placement of the silhouettes and color as well.

I was experimenting with the placement of the silhouettes and color as well.

I tried a fancy san serif font that didn't work so well.

Here I was playing with different fonts for the quote. I didn't like how this looked with a single font. I also adjusted the image so that his eyes are clear of the type.

Here I was playing with different fonts for the quote. I didn't like how this looked with a single font. I also adjusted the image so that his eyes are clear of the type.

My final design using David Carson's design style. I am satisfied with the outcome, I think the quote is still legible, although I broke many typographical rules like Carson's style.