I apologize in advance for this long post because I tend to collate everything together first and review them over and over again before uploading them. So...here it goes?
If I am to work on the book cover idea, there are 5 things I would have to think about:
- The title
- The font of the title
- The slogan
- The settings in the photo
- The composition
The following are some reference book cover ideas which might help me for this project.
Book cover design ideas:
Photography manipulation artist research
Switzerland-born Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso has a strange fetish for making everyday objects totally unusable. The reason why I like his photos is because they are all very mind-blowing and out of the box.
Somehow in each photo, there is a puzzle to solve…
I feel that it would be quite interesting if I try to the combine the idea of transformation with the idea of books…so for example in a composition I could try to add or change some element to a book (for eg. wings).
Photography illustration artist research
Besides photography manipulation, I also thought of exploring photography illustration.
In my opinion, Johan Thörnqvist work is just….wow fantastic!!!! I’m really in love with his art work. Okay…just take a few minutes to scroll through and be thrown away by his impressive art pieces guys~
The illustration artist, Johan Thörnqvist enhances ordinary photographs by doodling little characters and buildings on them. By doing so, he turns each and every single pieces of photo into a completely different world using his imagination.
I think that photography illustration is actually an interesting technique and I would like to try it because by doing so I can create a balance between the real world and the imaginary world. Also, by doing so, I can actually solve my dilemma on whether I want to do something new which is digital photography or stick to illustration. 🙂
My progress so far:
For the previous project, I immediately had an idea about what is the overall concept I wanted to work on, which is Pandora box. However right now the biggest problem for me is actually the overall theme. So far I have decided on the idea I wanted to explore – which is the book but I have decided on a medium which I am not very familiar with this time.
Actually, I have started exploring a bit on it. I started by taking some photos and right now I’m still thinking about how I want to include the illustration inside (stay tuned for ‘Point of View stage 3)
These are some photos I took:
Working on the ideas:
- Books from the POV of a bookshelf are residents
- Book from the POV of a bookworm is an escape.
I kind of have a rough overall concept in mind – I want to create a story out of the 6 compositions. However, I don’t feel that the concept is solid enough yet. Any ideas?