Blue & White 2007 - I was asked to do the cover of my school's yearbook for last year, which students will receive this year.
The typography is based on the works of Si Scott [link] Some of the other graphics are based on the work of RARR112 [link] For the brown paper background I used two paper textured from bashcorpo [link] and the crest is my school's official crest.
Usually the student who designs the cover only does the front, then a standard light blue back and spine is put on by the printers. But I thought stuff that and demanded the full cover, which I got
I am fairly happy with the quality of the printing, the only negative is that the spine is slightly stretched out of proportion. This is the first time I have designed a cover and didn't know how thick the spine was going to be. Does anyone have experience with cover design, and if so how is this problem of the spine width overcome?
Working in conjunction with the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery on campus and contemporary textile and performance artist Nick Cave, I concepted and designed three brochure and direct mail pieces commemorating his residency, master class and performance that took place at the School of Art & Design in October 2008. Each of the three brochures is contained within an iron-cross folder which opens to reveal details of intricate beading and patterns from Caves pieces. The details are printed with a one color spot halftone in neutral gray, to accentuate the vividness of the colors in his textile work.