ASSIGNMENT: Redesigning an academic book cover
Genre: Cultural Studies | Execution time: 1hour | Softwares: Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop | Paperback
In this assignment, we were asked to interpret a cover brief for an academic title. It was a challenging task to give an academic book an interesting look, the topic being so grim. I chose to use an image of a Nazi gas chamber and gave it an old rustic look. Since there was enough space on the spine, I decided to use all three colours and a vertical block, comfortably accommodating the title, subtitle, name of author, making distinction easy and giving it a different look from usual spines. I used a crimson line travelling across the back of the book to separate author biography and the blurb and to add an element of colour.