Although I have had time to explore the book's themes I am designing a cover for ('Noughts & Crosses') to develop a concept of a design which relates to both the contemporary readership and the narrative, I still had a few tweaks to make my design look professional in relation to other books in this genre. I conducted some research into how other children's genre of book cover and how they use minimalistic style and selective colour. Some examples of these can be seen below.
Developing my book cover design for Penguin Student Design Awards has required me to look into how existing book covers are constructed. Prior to developing three of my 100 Thumbnails further, I have conducted some research into influential works. Initially I have been looking into Penguin Book designs and designer Jim Stoddart to see how this world renowned publishing house designs their iconic covers. Their composition and layout is carefully set out to allow for continuity
Although I spent two years studying Graphic Communication before starting my Illustration university course, I found that I am still not ambitious or experimental when it comes to my use of typography. The workshop that the piece above is from was a tactile experiment with cutting up letters, images and shapes to create magazine type double page spreads. Instead of looking at this workshop as creating a ‘final’ piece, I experimented with how the shapes of letters reflect a th