Design and produce an A4 two colour screen printed book cover for your given visual culture theory book to be exhibited alongside Level 05 resolutions at Leeds Library.
Your design must work as a standalone poster for the purposes of the exhibition but also as a completed jacket design including; front, back, and spine complete with blurb, publisher logos, ISBN numbers, etc. Before undertaking the design you must consider and demonstrate awareness of the constraints associated with publishing.
You should undertake research into both the content of your given book, the theory and the theorist. Are their any visual semiotics associated with any or all of these and how could you use or exploit these within your own design treatments. You should aim to identify within your initial research an aspect of the publication which you feel you can effectively communicate through the medium of a book cover.
Begin your visual research by exploring celebrated book cover design, these should include but not be limited to the following:
- Chip Kidd
- Peter Mendelsund
- Jessica Hische
- Oliver Munday
- Jennifer Carrow
- Shirley Tucker
- David Pelham
Avoid limiting your visual investigation into only book cover design, undertake a broad and varied exploration of visual communication.
A4 Two Colour Screen Print - final design
Final printed book jacket design