This is the design I’m going for. I asked the opinions of a few people and they said they didn’t like the text between each main title. I agreed so I tried a mixture of hand-written and computer typed text and I think this looks more professional, as well as still giving a hand-made feel to the books. I am going to use the top cover because I think it’s bold but the limited colour keeps it simple. The edited illustration shows what’s inside without giving too much away.
I don’t think the others are standing out enough so here I’m trying out a red version of my drawing. I think also the problem is the computer type, which isn’t at all interesting so I’ve gone back to hand-written titles. I think it works better than computer text.
Trying out less and larger, edited images. Not quite right yet but getting there…
Too vertical, and the other, even though I made the illustrations different to those inside, I think still reveals too much of the content. Also too much white space and not eye-catching.
I’m not using this cover because it reveals too much of what is inside the book, and I don’t like it when books re-use the same images.
A few more…
Some of the final illustrations for my guides.
Blogged before, but now my scanner is behaving. Water colour media experiment.
more format experimentation.
Format experiment, Book including small pull out pubs! and a map in the back pocket.