Assignment 2: Jacket Design On the Road

Assessment submission The Brief This assignment will allow you to put into practice what you have learnt in all the projects and exercises you have done so far, in particular your ability to work through the design process and undertake creative problem-solving in relation to a set brief. Create jacket artwork for the Beat generation classic, On […]

Project 2.6 Book covers: 1984 and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Task The Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has undergone many different design treatments, from florid sci-fi colouring with expressive typography, to a much cooler palette, organisation and layout in the original French. Write some illustrated notes about the visual impact of each of these four designs. (You’ll be able to view the […]

Project 2.5 10 Book Designers

Research Using a combination of library and internet sources, find an example of one cover design each for the designers listed above. Document a thumbnail image (photograph or drawing) of each cover in your learning log. Write a very brief description of each cover design and an overview of the designer. Do this in note form, using the […]

Project 2.4 The Figure

Task Using only an image of the figure plus the words ‘The Figure’, create different designs using thumbnail sketches – as in the duckling designs shown on the previous page. Introduce a block of colour of your choice to add to the design, making three elements for you to play with: the image, text and colour block. Use […]

Project 2.3 Compare and Contrast

Task If you are able to, spend some time in a bookshop. Stand at the ‘Bestsellers’ section and spend time visually absorbing the covers, before choosing several books to look at in more detail. Draw thumbnail sketches and make notes in your learning log of the books that capture your attention. If you have time, […]

Project 2.2 Form and genre

TASK Look carefully at four or five books from different publishing genres. Choose genres that we haven’t talked about yet (i.e. avoid children’s books). For example, you might look at a cookery book, a biography of a sports personality, a travel guide, a work of historical fiction, a teenage film tie-in like Twilight, this course guide – the […]

Project 2.1 Flatpan

The Task Using one of the hardback books that you sourced in Part One, create a flatplan of the first eight pages of your selected book, similar to the example on the previous page. Indicate where important text and images occur, on a recto (right-hand) or verso (left-hand) page, or as a double-page spread. Indicate […]