Our assignment in Graphic Design III was to create a book cover and have the inside pages blank. The book should be about something that will make sense to have blank pages. I chose the elusive sock monster! I’m sure everyone has lost socks while doing laundry – where the heck to they go?
I first started with sketching out possible subjects for the Blank Book.
I created my book cover in Adobe Illustrator. I chose a dynamic color scheme to aid my sock monster as he sneakily collects his socks. I gave him textured fur with custom created brush strokes. I found a tutorial in creating fur here: http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/create-a-cute-furry-vector-monster-in-illustrator a repost from 2009.
The background changed as I tried placing more elements.
I finally decided the angled color was competing too much, so I simplified it. I added shadows to the objects and a gradient on the wall to create more mystery.
I used Hornswaggled Font, from Nick’s Fonts, for the title and Amaranth, from Gesine Todt, for the body copy – both discovered on Font Squirrel.
Based on feedback, I have modified my design some: