Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video Design a modern cover: Think simple, clean, and angular, part of Graphic Design Tips & Tricks.
- Hi everybody, John McWade, Senior Author…here at lynda.com.…Generally speaking you want words and graphics in a design…to be sending the same message…to work together,…to vibrate on the same frequency.…You might get away with talking about modern jet travel…using a typeface from the Old West,…kind of as a one-off sort of thing.…But as a rule you want words and graphics…to be working together.…I have an example.…This is a book about modern interior spaces…but it's designed in a style that looks nothing like that.…
Modern generally means minimal.…A few lines, simple type,…no decoration.…This cover has a half dozen attractive images…in let's say a jaunty arrangement.…Lines skew this way and that.…Spaces are unpredictable.…The primary typeface is called Mistral.…It's brushlike.…It looks hand-drawn.…It's not angular like the images.…The colors,…the warm brown background,…it doesn't really convey modern.…
Modern is cooler.…So you have a cover that's not only not modern…but it took a lot of effort to do.…Let's erase the page and do it again.…
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