realised I haven’t even got a name/front cover for my book yet

I like puns, a good strong coffee pun would be the ideal.

Will continue to brainstorm some.

It’s about coffee history.. was thinking backgrounds or blackgrounds 

does Blackgrounds work? Black coffee… coffee grounds… I dunno

My tutor wanted me to slip ‘the first cup is the deepest’ in their somewhere, that’s a bit too cheesy even for me…

Caffiends 

Where’s it bean

Bean around the world

Bean thinking about coffee

A lot of it is about revolution and change…

Grounds for change

Grounds for revolution

I DUNNO! Help.

more layout examples…….. there are a lot inbetween, this isn’t meant to flow or be a final. Kinda feel like it’s getting there though!!

EXAMPLES! Sceenshots. WIP. Etc

This is what I’ve been doing…

Haven’t posted an awful lot recently because I’ve mostly been working on this monster book about coffee. Hit the 100 page mark though brap brap! Will post some examples. Been working on continuity, whacked it down to just pink, black and brown colour palette. 

I wanted the colours to make sense with the subject matter. I hope this comes through. The black and the brown are symbolic of the beverage itself, the brown bean, the black coffee, I also used black because I think it’s more dynamic. I think it works well on the pages that talk about coffee as a subject of curiosity and fear and suspicion. The ‘magic’ and mystery surrounding the drink I guess - my head isn’t really in writing mode today! 

The pink was more for the luxury, the fun and frivolity of the culture surrounding the drink. A flirty colour to input the sexy connotations and the flirtatious ways of the coffee shop where you drink to be seen, to put on a show and to impress. 

I HOPE this comes through!

I’ve also worked on the type, having so many different weights of Gill Sans was making me greedy and I ended up almost covering them all ha, less is more Esme, less is more. Gill Sans Mt Pro Book and Gill Sans Mt Pro Light are more elegant I think, sophisticated. I wanted this element to come through rather than the heavier SHOUTY headers I had before! It’s so hard to feel 100% happy with how it looks!

I’ve animated some of the text with illustrations to keep the book playful. Don’t want people to get bored flicking through. Tutor liked them too… thought that’d be a risky one. Worked in my favour, he told me to add more!

Record sleeve design for #futureboogie front and back. Was super fun to do, felt chuffed to be offered! Hopefully more of the same in future #ink #illustration #graphicdesign #felixdickinson #house #bristol #record #illustrator

Record sleeve design for #futureboogie front and back. Was super fun to do, felt chuffed to be offered! Hopefully more of the same in future #ink #illustration #graphicdesign #felixdickinson #house #bristol #record #illustrator

Record sleeve front I did for #futureboogie #felixdickinson not the one that got used in the end but fun to do something a bit different! #graphicdesign #illustration #album #record #vinyl #house #bristol #etc 👉

Record sleeve front I did for #futureboogie #felixdickinson not the one that got used in the end but fun to do something a bit different! #graphicdesign #illustration #album #record #vinyl #house #bristol #etc 👉

#procrastination #illustration #noisy #brain #shh #plz #lol #ink #pink #yellow

#procrastination #illustration #noisy #brain #shh #plz #lol #ink #pink #yellow

#procrastination #illustration #ink #pink #swearz #middlefingah

#procrastination #illustration #ink #pink #swearz #middlefingah

late night #sketchbook #wip #lettering is not my strongpoint #cowboycoffee

late night #sketchbook #wip #lettering is not my strongpoint #cowboycoffee

late night sketchin, lettering is not my strong point #cowboycoffee

late night sketchin, lettering is not my strong point #cowboycoffee

desktop issuez 😰 if you looked at how I file my work you would cry.

desktop issuez 😰 if you looked at how I file my work you would cry.

#vscocam

#vscocam

I wnt u

I wnt u

BRISTOL FRIENDZ. Long story short, doing a project about mugs. Tacky ones. Making a book to showcase the best of the worst. If you think you can contribute one then let me know! You will get it back xo #mug #bristol #project #graphicdesign #plzhelp

BRISTOL FRIENDZ. Long story short, doing a project about mugs. Tacky ones. Making a book to showcase the best of the worst. If you think you can contribute one then let me know! You will get it back xo #mug #bristol #project #graphicdesign #plzhelp