Using historic photography


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Using historic photography

And so we move to the fourth of our different approaches to designing book covers, using an illustration. Now I have to say here that I'm trying to play to my strengths. I am not much of an illustrator. I am the first to admit it. But I am pretty good with a camera so my illustrations are going to be using-- for the most part, they're going to be using photographs. I'm also going to attempt a simple illustration using Illustrator, which thankfully given the subject matter of the book is quite appropriate.

Let's have a look at the kind of style that I might be capable of emulating. Here we have some very successful book covers where we have photography of very commonplace elements, and these are given a twist when placed in context of the title. We also have very minimalist approaches down here, the red paperclip and the hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades. Alsovery high concept but very simple to execute. Just a crumpled piece of paper here.

We also see the use of flat color...

Using historic photography
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Using historic photography provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

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