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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Student Book Covers







I thought I'd share some new work completed by our Graphic Design 1 sophomores this week. Students were assigned a new genre of short story, coined hint fiction by Robert Swartwood, who recently compiled and published a book by the same name. Swartwood defines hint fiction as stories of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story. The students were instructed to concept and design 6 x 9 inch illustrative book covers for their assigned stories using conceptual forced connections and metaphor. Typography played a supporting role on each of the covers but was not permitted to be manipulated or implemented as a conceptual solution. I'm happy to report there are lots of great covers to share with you from three class sections and over the next week I’ll be doing just that, but will start with a few examples above designed by Taylor Dolan: The Newton Boys’ Last Photograph, Jay Ressler: Temptation, Emily Kolk: Golden Years, Chip Armstrong: Knock, Knock Joke, and Andi Bocsardi: Checking In.