Exercise: Book cover design, Cover 3

My third cover will be for ‘The First Men in the Moon’ by H.G. Wells.

I drew an illustration of the Moon in Illustrator. I used gradient, transparency and sponge effect from the Effect gallery to give the illustration some texture so it does not look generic.

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I added a dark blue background using similar effects. I wanted for the word ‘Moon’ in the title to overlap the picture of the Moon but I was not happy with the way it looked. In the end I kept the Moon in the lower centre of the cover with the right end of it cropped.

I kept the use of the Century Gothic bold font like with other covers and kept the colour of the text on the cover similar to the colour of the Moon.

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Cover 3:

Cover for 'The First Men in the Moon' by H.G. Wells

Cover for ‘The First Men in the Moon’ by H.G. Wells

 

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