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…
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 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 👉