Designing a Bookcover

Hey guys! Hope all is well!

This week I wanted to talk about a project for the CMYKlub (the Art dept club for graphic design and illustration majors and minors) I worked on, where we recreated book covers for classic books. I chose Peter Pan because it’s always spoken to me. I think it’s really important to have a piece of yourself always be connected to your childhood. Alongside that I always loved the idea of going on an adventure like Peter, where we explore an island, fight pirates, and fly.

In my design, I included some blues, greens, and yellows to include some of Peter’s colors, as well as something different than I normally do. (I tend to lean towards pinks, purples and yellows so this was very different than my normal, but I really like the palette.) I made it simple and almost Illustrator-like, but I also have some messy lines to show the childlike fun of it all.

It was a bit of a challenge for me because I had to include some writing or words with it too, specifically the title and author. It was fun to come up with a font that seemed to be hand-drawn yet lanky, a feature I imagine Peter to have.

The white fairy sparkles add more magic to the cover in the end!

And here’s the final cover:

Full peter pan cover design

The pieces will be on display in the Learning Commons on the second floor starting Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Come check out what other students have done!

Until next week, keep on creating!

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