Research point: Book Cover Design

There’s an interesting article on “the guardian” (Link) explaining the design differenced of book covers in the US vs. the ones from the UK, based on a book by Hillary Clinton. “It’s a complicated market, so the design becomes simpler and focuses on broader appeal” and continues with, “I think ebooks and the internet have definitely focused…

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Exercise: A typographic jigsaw puzzle

I’ve decided to take the word “puzzle” literally and cutout the different elements after scannning the master page. I’m doing this without looking at the Baskerville typface assembled.     Using  the below guidance, i started the puzzle by defining my x-height using the lower case “e”. The lowecase “l” helped me in finding my ascender line.…

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Exercise: Abstract cities

Create a series of 10 abstract designs in which you balance blocks of subordinate, dominant and accent colours. These designs are going to be used as covers for guidebooks to the following cities: Madrid Malmo Managua Manchester Manhattan Marrakech Marseilles Melbourne Montreal Mumbai The books are going to be A5 landscape (210mm x148mm) size. You…

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Exercise: A visual diary

Thanks to digital tools like Pinterest, Evernote, my Mobile Phone camera and nowadays even handwriting on iPad, I’m able to capture more inspiration like never before. I’ve built a habit of saving striking images or objects immediately, with whatever tool I have at hand. Images go to Pinterest while articles, journaling, and photos go into Evernote or…

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Assignment 2: Card 3

Research and Thumbnails We love to organize dinner party’s or just have dinner with friends. You have a great time and usually everyone makes a real effort to surprise their guests. Either with a present, by cooking an amazing meal or heaving great wine etc. Sometimes, we’ve talked about those amazing evenings for days to come. Such…

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Assignment 2: Card 2

Research From my secondary research, I’ve had an unusual Card about Netflix in my mood board. Thanking someone for their login or password of any service is something I’ve experienced many times myself. It’s like a modern sign of friendship. I never thought of saying thank you with a card for such a situation, but if i would find…

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Assignment 2: Card 1

Research I’ve got some tattoos and many other do too. It is a special moment, always really, to decide on the design, feeling the pain of it being hammered into your skin and knowing it will stay there. Forever. This is especially true if it’s your first one. This moment, after you’ve got your first…

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