Its always a challenge trying to find the perfect cover image. At times a designer would need to be resourceful and create their own composition.
The Power of Harmony is a perfect example of this and it never cease to amaze me how well this works.
The story talks about two girls coming together as friends. They face different challenges through the school year and discovers a very unique bonding with each other.
I used the two stock images and combined them together to create a new image. A filter was used to portray a vintage/old school vibe, paired with a hand written style typeface that reflects a more personal touch.
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Since we were on the topic of typography, it got me all excited and wanted to share more pieces that I have designed that was soley based on type. This book here is a collection of poems by Daryl Hine. This was his last book and I wanted to give it a superior type treatment.
This composition is basically graphic design 101. I used many different types of contrast ranging from size, texture, colour and movement. Since its Daryl’s last book, his name has to be more dominant and bold but contemporary.
The title is what captures me the most because there is a high level of contrast being presented here. They’re colour, san serif/serif type and size. To top it off I gave it movement, starting from the left and leading all the way to the right. The whole title flows very well.
But like all designs, I felt that I could have done better due to the fact that the cover stock is textured. Thus the black text disappears a little bit, you need to see it with detail in order to read the beautiful set type.
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As a bonus, here are some initial ideas that I had for the book that did not make it. Which one do you like?