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PotatoWaffles.

----------------- I'm Ryan Perry, 19, Bournemouth University Student, I like music, art and other cool stuff. ------------------
Jul 17 '13
Went to the beach.

Went to the beach.

Jul 11 '13
First Piece of typography work I’ve done in a while.

First Piece of typography work I’ve done in a while.

May 31 '12

Final cover and Final Website shown above. I have presented my ideas and felt it went quite well, I managed to show most of my development and progression.

May 31 '12

This is the development of my final cover. I have altered the shape of the road and the horizon to put the road in to more of a perspective. I used several different textures including one I produced when spray painting. The intertwining roads symbolise several themes running through the book (explained in my journal).

May 31 '12
Results of a letterpress workshop. Although the texture I want is there I feel as though the type doesn’t sit very well with the illustration and the texture is lost. 

Results of a letterpress workshop. Although the texture I want is there I feel as though the type doesn’t sit very well with the illustration and the texture is lost. 

May 31 '12
This is a very rough mock up of the concept I had. There are some problems with alignment and the shape of the road which need to be worked on but I am happy with the layout of typography. 

This is a very rough mock up of the concept I had. There are some problems with alignment and the shape of the road which need to be worked on but I am happy with the layout of typography. 

May 31 '12
One of the artists I have researched in my journal is Olly Moss. I really like his vintage, rough style of screen printing and use of negative space in illustration. This is something I would like to add my own mark on in my cover. 

One of the artists I have researched in my journal is Olly Moss. I really like his vintage, rough style of screen printing and use of negative space in illustration. This is something I would like to add my own mark on in my cover. 

May 31 '12

I have put together the typography I wanted to go on my cover as the title and the blurb. I think the text sums the book up quite well. I have also experimented with carbon paper on typography and illustration as shown in my journal.

May 31 '12

I’ve thought up a rough idea of a road illustration for my cover. Details are explained in my journal. Above are some initial sketches considering the layout and typography.

May 31 '12
This is my inspiration board. I’ve looked at advertising and print in the 50’s as well as artist like Olly Moss and Saul Bass. Texture and possible colours are shown at the bottom.

This is my inspiration board. I’ve looked at advertising and print in the 50’s as well as artist like Olly Moss and Saul Bass. Texture and possible colours are shown at the bottom.

May 31 '12
I’ve looked in to lots of existing covers used for On the Road and other books.  In my journal I’ve gone in to detail of what I’ve determined I am going to include in my cover. 

I’ve looked in to lots of existing covers used for On the Road and other books.  In my journal I’ve gone in to detail of what I’ve determined I am going to include in my cover. 

May 31 '12
This is the result of a stencil workshop. I really like the texture and detail that can be produced using different techniques with the spray paint. It’s definitely something I will consider using in my cover.

This is the result of a stencil workshop. I really like the texture and detail that can be produced using different techniques with the spray paint. It’s definitely something I will consider using in my cover.

May 31 '12

Initial Research.

I’ve started to research in to Penguin publishing and discovered the reputation they have when it comes to producing books for a mass audience as well as producing some excellent design work.

I also have done some exploration on to On the Road. The basic story is of the authors random road trips across america experimenting with sex, drugs, drink and jazz music. It’s essentially a book about self discovery and a way of looking at life. The beat generation was this kind of living and is described as ‘experimenting with alternate sexuality, drugs, music and poetry and the rejection of materialism’ like living life on the road. Further research is in my journal…

May 31 '12
I have chosen to do the Penguin Brief. The task is to redesign a book cover and re-apropriate the audience for a famous book published by penguin. Further details are given in my journal. 
The book I have chosen is On the road by Jack Kerouac. This is one of the most famous modern classics of its kind and has been very influential among music and literature since it was written in 1951. 

I have chosen to do the Penguin Brief. The task is to redesign a book cover and re-apropriate the audience for a famous book published by penguin. Further details are given in my journal. 

The book I have chosen is On the road by Jack Kerouac. This is one of the most famous modern classics of its kind and has been very influential among music and literature since it was written in 1951. 

Mar 22 '12

This is a poster I have been working on, I’m trying to recreate the linocut print effect in this image and portray the dark and sadistic nature of the event. I am still currently expanding this idea and seeing how it will develop.