Archive | February, 2012
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the wind up-bird chronicle final draft

3 Feb

the wind up-bird chronicle final draft

i changed the title text to white as it may be hard to read it with the red backround the rest of the text is black to keep with the theme of the other books in the series. i added the feathers as the bird illustration alone was quite centeralised and boring and the way it flows off the front cover, i feel, makes it much more striking. the font for the title has a japanese style about it but only a hint as a full on japanese font would look too literal and trite.

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dance dance dance final draft

3 Feb

dance dance dance final draft

i pushed the japanese text down into the same space as the title to give an inverted shaddow look, the man without a head i think goes well with the mysterious, surreal nature of the book. i elongated the man’s shaddow to bleed into the cover’s flap to give a wrap-around effect.

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the elephant vanishes final draft

3 Feb

the elephant vanishes final draft

i moved the text elephant to the right and into the flap to give a wrap-around effect and to look like the elephant is literally vanishing from the cover. i chose a stencil-esque font as its thick and creates a contrast with the light and small font of the elephant.