Representing the book content with icons


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Representing the book content with icons

In these next attempts to try and come up with book cover solutions for a series of George Orwell books, Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm and 1984, I'm trying to create a consistent look across the series of books by using this very simplistic approach of using three very graphical icons to represent the concepts in the books. And for each cover, I want to use a distinctive color, but otherwise the typography and the approach to the graphics is very much the same.

So there's not really much to illustrate in the way of technique here, except how we might build our own icon if we can't find pre-made vector artwork that we can download from a stock photo library as I did here for Animal Farm, but rather we need to make our own icons and I'm going to make this, the clenched fist icon here. Now in terms of the iconography I am using, obviously we need it to be relevant to the book itself. If we just remind ourselves of where we began this title, looking at previous examples of...

Representing the book content with icons
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Representing the book content with icons provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

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Illustrator InDesign
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