Monday, 30 July 2012

Penguin Design 2012 entries

I've been away for a while so... no new posts up til now. This is some more Year 2 uni work. These were my entries for the 2012 Penguin Design awards. The adult book was 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' ( a very interesting read) and the children's book was 'Grimm's Fairytales'.

I had many different ideas for 'Cuckoo's Nest' but eventually decided to go with the idea of a tangled head image (representing the chaos of the mind) with a bird (a recurring symbol in the book) escaping on the back cover. My original idea was to have the tangles as wires coming from a machine... but that eventually disappeared as the idea developed. I decided to create the image using lino block print.

For the 'Grimms' cover, I used the same medium and developed a decorative wolf design.

Both prints were then scanned in and tweaked on Photoshop and the text added.

This was my first attempt at book covers and the Penguin Design competition and it was something I really enjoyed doing.

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