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).
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.