Using mirrored type


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Using mirrored type

This next example is all about concept and less about technique because the technique is extremely simple. But the concept I think is the strong one and that is taking a slogan that everyone associates with Animal Farm, "All Animals are Equal, But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others," and then showing this as a reflection one the reflection of the other. I have two versions of this where we see the reflected version here receding into the background field of green, or alternatively here where the design wraps around the spine and the back cover and is mirrored.

In addition I am using a quiet color palette that is intentionally belying the violence of the actual content of the book. So let me deal with the color palette first of all. I definitely wanted to use green as the base color and then find a color that went with that. Rather than just stabbing around in the dark to try and find a color that goes with it, I use the Kuler extension as an aid. So with this background field...

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

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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