Book Cover Research – Design/Theme/Fonts

I am looking at websites to get some design inspirations for my book cover. I have yet to decide the ”theme” of my book but being a hopeless romantic I pretty much set on the theme ”Fairy Tale” as for which one not sure yet? I want my book cover to be classy and simple and the typography and images are the key elements to achieve this. Below are some websites I have researched to stimulate my creativity for the design of my book cover.

thegoodlife

The Good Life by Jay McInerney – Designed by John Gall

http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration-90-photo-based-book-covers–psd-6401

Another great  design I found, I think the cover on this book is unique.

The-Way-Through-Doors

The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball, design by Helen Yentus and Jason Booher (Vintage 2009)

http://www.casualoptimist.com/blog/2012/09/21/5-memorable-covers-2008-2011/

WELL I’M STRUGGLING TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ON ”PHOTOGRAPHY” FAIRY TALE BOOK COVER’S ALL SEEMS TO BE ILLUSTRATED, I WILL KEEP SEARING.

https://typekit.com/about

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                 WEBSITES – THEME                                                            

                http://annieleibowitzgallery.blogspot.co.uk

                http://www.hendrikkerstens.com

              http://www.erwinolaf.com/360/

                     http://drewgardner.com/Quick-Portfolio/1/

                   http://dinagoldstein.com/fallen-princesses/

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Drew Gardner

DREW

http://drewgardner.com/blog/

Internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Drew Gardner is a pioneer in his field winning numerous awards for his creativity. Known for his ability to deliver technically and logistically complex shoots, his expert use of light and his attention to detail have earned him an enviable reputation with his clients as a photographer they can rely upon to interpret their vision. Drew started his career as a photojournalist travelling to over 40 countries photographing a wide spectrum of news events and personalities for the world’s most respected news and lifestyle magazines and newspapers. A master of reinvention, he is now best known for his big ideas and big productions working for advertising, commercial and editorial clients. He is also an educator teaching workshops and seminars around the world. His work is influenced by his experiences bringing a strong narrative and cinematic feel to his imagery. Drew has a passion for people and his craft getting the very best from any given situation. http://drewgardner.com/About-Drew/1/

Annie Leibovitz

annie

Based in New York, Annie Leibovitz is best known for her portraits of political figures, musicians and athletes, all of which are featured regularly in magazines, fashion, and advertising. Many of Leibovitz’s portraits of rock music celebrities have become signature images. A notable example is her portrait of the nude John Lennon on a bed with his fully clothed wife, Yoko Ono, the last portrait of Lennon before his death in 1980.

http://rogallery.com/leibovitz/Leibovitz_Annie-Biography.html

HENDRIK KERSTENS

hendrik

When Hendrik Kerstens decided to dedicate himself entirely to photography in 1995, he turned to a model very near at hand: his daughter Paula. He wanted to document all the important moments in her life, to ‘be there’, to capture something of the fleeting moments that fade from memory all too quickly. the inquisitive eye of the photographer plays an important part in the process: he sets out to catch a glimpse of his subject’s secret being and tries to understand what it is he sees. he is fascinated and amazed by the fact that every human being, no matter how familiar, is ‘other’, a mystery that can never be completely unravelled. the project became known as ‘Paula pictures’, one of which went on to win the panl-award something else is going on in Kerstens photographs time and time again he uses his daughter as a model, immortalizing her, as if to stop time and oblivion not only does he picture her in relation to events in her own life, he also projects on her his fascination with the Dutch painters of the seventeenth century.

http://www.witzenhausengallery.nl/artistbio.php?idxArtist=12


SAMPLE 1

I really like the simplicity and font style of this cover. The idea of my book is to incorporate some form of snowflake as the background.

book 1

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/leighann-dobbs/snow-white-and-seven-rogues.htm

SAMPLE 2

Another simple and creative book cover of Snow White I found on the Internet. I really like how the creator as incorporated an ornate frame into the image. This book cover shows the design of the hands and the apple as I suggested in my NLP

book 2

http://potterminion345.deviantart.com

SAMPLE 3

Another simple design depicting the wicked stepmother I really like how the cover only reveals one half of her face. I think the typography is a little busy but with such a simple cover it works

book 3

SAMPLE 4

http://thereadablekingdom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/fairest-of-all-by-serena-valentino.html

Snow Queen

http://graphuss.deviantart.com/art/Maleficent-Teaser-Poster-318508381

COSTUME/MAKEUP/PHOTOGRAPHY

PAWEL ADAMIEC     PAWEL ADAMIEC 2    PAWEL ADAMIEC 3    PAWEL ADAMIEC 5

http://paweladamiec.digartfolio.pl/frozen/8667

THE BROTHERS GRIMM

Brothers Grimm

When most people think of fairy tales, they typically conjure up images of idealized Prince Charming’s and magical hair-braiding birds. However, if you’ve ever indulged a passing fancy of childhood nostalgia by picking up a copy of the Grimm brothers’ original tales, you might have been startled by the contents inside. These stories are far from the bright and shiny, happily-ever-after ones your parents read to you as a child or that you saw in classic Disney movies. They can be exceptionally dark — and as grim as their namesakes. The Grimm brothers started collecting centuries-old, German folklore in the 19th century. Their interests in philology and linguistics drew them to write down the fascinating and culturally revealing stories that, up to that time, spread chiefly through oral storytelling. In that way, you could say that the Grimm brothers didn’t set these tales down to paper for the particular purpose of entertaining children. And, although the tales themselves revolve around magical events and carry morals, many weren’t geared specifically toward children as much as they were for the Germanic culture as a whole. However, the stories became popular among children, so they were toned down for that audience.

But the original, un-bowdlerized Grimm stories still carry relevance. Not only are they fascinating peeks into the psyche of the German people of the middle ages, but certain stories actually help us make sense of mysterious and bizarre historical events.

This thought might be unsettling. Indeed, the Grimm stories are so dark that the suggestion one might carry a grain of truth is horrifying. However, in the case of the “Pied Piper of Hamelin,” this seems to be the case. Before we get into the theories and historical evidence behind the story, let’s go over the story in detail. And we wouldn’t suggest snuggling into bed and expecting to be lulled to sleep.

 www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/grimm/‎

http://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/pied-piper.htm

 

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