“Animal Farm” by George Orwell: use analogous colours with a contrasting accent to express disagreement and discontent.
I Love this book so much, ever since I read it in upper secondary school. I really wanted to do good on this one, but I realized that I would have to keep it simple to meet the deadline. I wanted the bookcover to have red as the main color, as I feel like it embodies the content of the book, as it is an allegory for Stalin’s Soviet Russia. I took the uniform of Stalin, and a pig vector and united them. I feel like the yellow/Orange creates a nice contrast (brightness-wise) and yellow at least could be considered to be an unsettling color sometimes bringing forth connotations like sickness. On this note, I could have made it more yellow. Whether or not this answered the task is debatable, the contrast color to red is green, but no matter what hue of green I used the results were horrible, and it did not go well with the content of the book.
After creating the scamps; of which I liked the one that resembles a gas mask the best,but I realized it might not fit the content too well, I went with a different design although still concentrated around the centre. I came up with this after seeing available vectors and playing around with them rather than making something completely new in Illustrator.
As you might notice I did not initially work in CMYK colors, so when i exported it the colors and the quality became cold and with lower resolution, respectively. This I would have been forced to alter if it was an actual book cover.
Overall I’m not super pleased with it, but I got to play around with color, type and texture which was indeed valuable. I am also not happy with the font, but I would alter this if I were to include it in the portfolio.