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Vote for the book cover please

There is a book cover design competition on at the moment which I thought I’d enter, it is to re-design the cover for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson. We are not to have it relating in any way to any cover that has been already designed for it – which is quite a few when you google them, and they took all the easy obvious images of girls, dragon tattoos etc.

Well, I watched the movie last Tuesday and really enjoyed it – I would of liked to read the book but time restrictions & too many other things to do are putting a stop to that. The feeling I got from the movie was that of darkness, secrets, forbidden stuff & mystery and I decided to try to portray that in my cover design. I worked on it today and ended up doing three. The first was the one I had in my mind when I began but I’m not happy with it and what I ended up with doesn’t look anything like the one that was in my mind but I finished it quickly and it was a good warm – up exercise for me.

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The other two are a bit more like I imagined, and I’m relatively happy with them, I thought I’d share them with the world & listen to what anyone else has to say, then after a couple of days I’ll be able to come back to it and make something I really like. Here are the other two.

2.3. (this one was largely accidental with the colours, but I did intend to make the type look like it will be foiled when printed & I think this has that look.)

Let me know what you think, either in the comments or just leave me a message – I have added many buttons to the blog now so it is easy to share too.

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Book Cover Re-Designs

Three books were chosen by me to have their covers re-designed. I really enjoyed reading one of Garth Stein’s books: The Art of Racing in the Rain, so I thought I’d choose his work to re-design the covers of.

After researching Garth Stein on his official website: http://www.garthstein.com/ (which was really helpful) I found he had only published three books as yet, although he has written two plays and one short film. He really was an interesting person to research and I will be checking up on him often to see what he does with his life. I only needed three Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Packaging is my Cup of Tea

This  is posted by a guest blogger: Rita Masarin.

Starting from the first stage of our tea packaging assignment using 6 thinking hats   created by Edward d Bono ‘s  decision making technique http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_07.htm.  We too had to create our own thinking hats and wear them while role playing our coloured hats.  To the next stage  (  really fun bit) ‘The Mad Hatters Tea Party’. Whilst we were brain storming  and blogging our tea packaging ideas we were getting onto some yummy cake tasting and sipping exotic teas. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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