AS Graphics Book Cover Design Session Michelle Thompson

Stater Session:

What was the aim of the last session – Experimentation?


SESSION PART 1 

  • Research the work of Michelle Thompson (Book Covers)
  • You are required to evaluate and interpret her work (your impressions)

  • You are required to Analyse the work (composition, Format, lines, shapes, space, colours)

More on anylisng artists’s work http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/practicalities/analysingartistwork1.shtml

http://www.michelle-thompson.com/

PRESENT YOUR FINDINGS TO THE CLASS USING ONE BOOK COVER OF YOUR CHOICE

HOMEWORK: FINISH THE RESEARCH ON MICHELLE THOMPSON AND THE VISUALS FOR YOUR BOOK COVER (RELATED TO YOUR THEME)


 

SESSION PART 2

Plan and design a book cover in the style of Michelle Thompson

Things your book cover will/might require:

  • Style: It has to be in the style of Michelle Thompson
  • A collage on the front cover with cut-outs from your photographs, art
  • Back Cover
  • Flaps (depending on the cover style)
  • A title
  • A summary/Blurb
  • An author bio – You can be the author of this book
  • An author photo
  • Testimonials

Material you might need:

  • Books for cover examples (They are loads in the room just help yourself!)
  • Paper and pencil to plan your layout
  • Your photographs (theme)
  • Printer
  • Photoshop or Illustrator (when you are ready to render digitally)

IMPORTANT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO START WITH COMPUTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!