Just a little sneak peek on what I’m currently working on. I’m designing two book covers and it’s been a whiiiiirlwind so far. They weren’t kidding when they say third year is gonna kick you in the hooha and it’s your job to avoid being kicked and dropkick it back instead and show the amazing designer superhero you are! I’m practicing my self defence skills.
But yeah, updates soon! :)
1 week project - The Significance of Numbers
I’ve been listening to Warpaint non-stop the past week (or two three weeks) so it kind of creeped into my project a little bit. We were assigned to design a poster about the significance of numbers. It was a very very very very broad/open brief and I admit I was freaking out 80% of the time, trying to finalise an idea. After breaking down, Warpaint showed me the way and I decided to do my poster based on the timing and arrangement found in songs.
I chose a live version of the song “Beetles” which is from this video. Amazing or what.
THIRD YEAR!!! I have mixed feelings about this. I am scared and anxious but also really excited and super pumped.
THE PRINTED BOOK!
I’m really happy with the result.
Just a little teaser! Some of the pages of the final book.
Final book cover design! (Back cover + Front cover)
Finally! Something I’m happy with! I decided that I wanted the cover to kind of have the look of a bible. Just simple text in front and a little image at the back.
Idea for the final cover for the book?
Just experimenting and playing around with type and stuff for the book cover. The idea for this is basically because the movie “The Exorcist” obviously has some religious aspects. So I thought I would use typography to convey this. This is basically just letters of the title “THE EXORCIST” rearranged and layered over/reflected/etc to resemble a crucifix.
All of the final illustrations!!! I’m quite happy with them. This was definitely challenging for me since I usually use a lot of colour in most of my illustrations so these were definitely interesting to make! I have also fallen for the cross-hatching technique and LINES LINES LINES.
Edit: I can’t seem to upload one of the illustrations…. TUMBLR WHY!!!? So I might just have to include it in this text post. HERE:
VCM511 / Inspiration: “The Recently Deflowered Girl”
This is a book that I stumbled upon when doing research on Edward Gorey. I’m not sure if this is solely his work, but I can safely assume that those are his illustrations. What I like about this book is that, again similar to the book I referred to in the previous post, the text and image are separated. I also like the border around the text. It gives it quite a retro/dated feel… but then again this book was published in the 60s? I like it nonetheless!