Book Covers Designs
April 18, 2012
Adobe InDesign CS5
Second-to-last project for Graphic Design I--design a set of covers for three different books with similar themes by different authors, as if a publishing company was commissioning us to put these three books in a series together. Each cover had to be smaller than 8.5" x 11" (I think that's approximately A4 for you people on the metric system) and include the title, author, name of the fictional book series, and the mark or name of the publisher (which had to be a real publisher). Other than that, options were open.
By now, it should be pretty obvious that if I have the opportunity to make art related to fairy tales, I'll take it
I've discovered that with graphic design work, less is usually more, so I wanted some simple imagery. The images were line drawings in Sharpie marker, scanned and live traced in Illustrator to make vector files. The series name, "Classic Romance", is terribly cliche, but I couldn't come up with anything that all three stories have in common besides Stockholm Syndrome'
, which would be a rather off-putting series title. The publisher is Puffin Books, which I chose because I thought the logo was cute.
All three books were originally a gold-ish yellow color, but a classmate of mine thought it looked too much like CliffsNotes that way so I changed it to Baroque-like pastels. I'm still not sure I like how they look on the black background, though...Beauty and the BeastEast of the Sun and West of the MoonCupid and Psyche
Disclaimer: Puffin Books logo was not designed by me, it's there because it was required by my professor.
On a side note, why does dA have categories for CD and DVD covers, but not book covers?
Comments and constructive critiques are welcome!