Creating hand-drawn type with the Blob Brush tool


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Creating hand-drawn type with the Blob Brush tool

In coming out with the concepts for these book covers, I've used four approaches. So, I've tried to distill my different approaches to each design into one of four approaches and these four approaches admittedly have quite a lot of overlap. They are the Big Book Look, Typographic Solutions, Abstract Solutions and Illustration Solutions, and I'll be explaining what I mean by each of those. We are going to begin with the Big Book Look.

Now, this is a term that I am borrowing from Steven Heller and Louise Fili, and they mentioned it in their excellent book, Stylepedia, which I highly recommend. Essentially, the Big Book Look is all about having a very big title and a very big author name and that is basically your design. Sometimes the title and author will be combined with a symbolic piece of imagery, such as this one here from Catch-22. In my attempt at the Big Book Look for each of our three books that we are working with.

I won't say novels, because Homage to Catalonia,...

Creating hand-drawn type with the Blob Brush tool
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Creating hand-drawn type with the Blob Brush tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

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