October is National Book Month. Though we are taught never to judge a book by its cover, as a graphic designer I can appreciate great book cover designs.
wasn't until I began purchasing books online that I realized how one
book can have multiple designs. US books and UK books can have different
designs for one book, for varying different reasons, book to movie
designs; once a book hits the theatres, a cover design may change for a
short time to encourage individuals to purchase the book, also special
edition books can get revised look. Let's not forget books that have
been reprinted. Those books can have several different covers to fit the
time and or audience.
On the next tab I found a few books that have different designs based on the country,
Books that have been reprinted and books that have become books and have
a cover change.
Our theme for this month has been Book Cover Designs.
Why? October is National Book Month and as a graphic designer you appreciate good design, page layout, typography all the comes with putting together books.
By far my favorite books are Children's Books. I love picture books with amazing illustrations. The illustrations help tell the story. Being an artist myself, most of what I do, tells a story anyways and it is a wonderful opportunity to tell a story for someone else by taking their words and making pictures out of them. For little ones it helps in their picture/word recognition, see how emotions are expressed, just a great way to relate words to imagery.
It is not easy designing book covers. Millions of books get published each year and each book is in competition with each other in hopes that it will jump out at the reader. In my quest for finding really good typographic book cover design, I got reminded of this book series by my niece who is an avid reader. Designing with just type can be even more difficult in a world full of imagery. I enjoy seeing really good typography for books that tell the reader what the book is about. Ellen Hopkins Young Adult books does just that. These use the right typeface and color for each title of the book communicates the content of book effectively.
I appreciate good graphic design for wedding materials it is the small details that adds to how beautiful can be from the Save The Date announcements to the final Thank You card that gets sent out.
This is a great idea for table setting. Graphic designed by In The Now Wedding, event hosted by Green Wedding Shoes. The design were full of personality at the same time maintained elegance. Well Done!
I was out and about today, and I wanted to share with you my ULTA Haul. It has been a while since I'd been in ULTA. I wanted share these package design with you.
These package design has 2 elements
1. The package that holds the product
2. The box design that holds the package
bareMinerals (eyelid primer) has a simple, clean
look while Too Faced (lip primer) has a very feminine embellished
look. Both work. Color and font style play a big part in targeting these
products. One is youthful and the other is mature. Package design adds
to the cost of a product too! both are high end products. If you ever go into an ULTA look at how products are displayed. On one side of the store is products you will find at any drugstore on the other is High End brands. The high end brands have strategic displays that showcase their products.
How successful are your favorite products at branding & marketing?
DOODLE: As designers, we have a unique advantage when it comes to
doodling. We don’t just doodle to keep our minds focused — we also
deliberately sketch ideas in order to problem solve and to get immediate
feedback from clients and peers.