Creative Brief

After my depressing post yesterday, I self composed my own design brief, starting in August. Involving my love of reading and story telling and design, this will be an interesting visual experiment.

Book Cover Design Project

The Brief:

Book Covers have been around for Centuries, they are part of the reading experience. Similar to album artwork and record sleeves, book covers and jackets are expressive, mysterious and like closed doors to the world inside. Used to draw the reader in, the book cover can either make or break a story’s success.


Your task is to re-imagine at least 5 stories and produce a cover / jacket using either CMYK & White OR a maximum of 3 colours. The way you produce these covers are up to you. The use of photography, collage, illustration, typography and mixed media may help to produce interesting outcomes. The style is up to you.


Starting from the 1st August 2017 you must blog your progress to finally show the final designs through Instagram. Other methods of showing your progress could be through film, photographs and screenshots.

There is a deadline of the 31st August 2017, however if this project runs well, you may consider continuing on the brief further.

Good Luck!


Any suggestions of literature, stories, poems, plays etc send them my way!!!

My mind is open.

Developing Design Practice | Book Design | Lamb to the Slaughter | Roald Dahl

Developing Design Practice | Book Design | Lamb to the Slaughter | Roald Dahl

After a long six weeks, I have finally finished my book design unit. The deadline is 2pm 31st October BUT I am finished a day early!!

The brief I had been given, required me to choose one out of four stories, and produce a book with a minimum of 32 pages. The only requirements were, that the dust cover must be screen printed, the book has to be perfect bound and the pages to be French folded. I chose ‘The Lamb to the Slaughter’ by Roald Dahl, as I thought this would give me more of a challenge and I really enjoyed the ending. Unknowingly I had made my book design in the 50s – 60s vintage style. But, it works for the style of the narrative. Over all, I really enjoyed this unit as I have been looking forward to it, since I finished my first year of university.

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