Even though I could design a book jacket in the classic Penguin book style, I didn’t think it would be very suitable seeing that the book says on the blur that it features photography inside, this put me off going for a very classic looking design.
I wanted to still keep the design simple using very limited colours but I wanted it to more modern, The type will saying the same I think simply because there’s no need to fix something that doesn’t need to be fixed, the typeface I very easy to read and it does the job well, the size might be adjusted from the classic design but other than that it will stay the same.
Now because this book is about “The Natural History of Britain and Ireland” I straight away started to think about doing a green book cover, this will emphasis the nature side of the book, while keeping it still interesting and modern.
After looking at this design I realised that instead of doing the whole design in a green colour I could just make the image solid and fill it the green colour while keeping the background a cream colour, keeping in with the theme of classic penguin books, the black type works really well on this design and the various colours on the image is something that I colour think about.
The more I look at design feature this type of clean, solid images the more I want to use it, these design have a bit more detail than the previous design but this works even better than the last I think, one thing that I have to take into consideration is the amount of time I have to design and create this design, 4 hours from now It has to be in.
Finding this design was a treat, the colours are exactly what I was envisioning, this helps me a lot because now I don’t have to muck around seeing if the colours work because I see that they do.