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Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover

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Create an alternative book cover for the novel you're reading for The End 106. Use the design concepts you're learning about in your cover. One bonus star if you create an animated GIF cover!

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Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover – GIF

Here is the GIF of my book cover

Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover – GIF

Here is the GIF of my book cover

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A Beautiful Gif-t

The final assignment I did for my novel was the Apocalyptic Book Cover: Gif Edition, for 5 stars. I had an incredibly hard time with this assignment and I’m still not completely satisfied with how it looks but sometimes you don’t get the perfect result. For the cover, I …

Apocalyptic Animated Book Cover

For my final assignment this week I completed the Animated Book Cover assignment for The Stand by Stephen King, the background gif features a critical scene in the storyline, as seen in the movie.

 

Alternate Book Cover Pt 2

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So I decided to make a gif version of the Alternate Book Cover assignment given to us. I actually found this one to be kinda hard to do since I had to find a way to make a video into a gif. I really wanted to …

The Best Assignment I’ve Ever Done

As I’ve mentioned, I read H. G Wells’ The War of the Worlds for my book. I decided to do the Animated Gif Book cover after loving doing the basic new book cover during our design unit. Here is the original, and the blog post:

So, I knew going into …

It’s Dusty in There – Alt. Book Cover Part 2

 

Behind the Scenes

Another stab at the Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover assignment – now in .gif form. The original I did is here.

I took my old book cover and wanted to create the feel that we were actually looking into an abandoned silo from a camera. I …

A Book Cover Like You’ve Never Seen

Have you ever walked through the bookstore and seen a book with a GIF playing on the cover? I bet not! If you have, please tell me what book! We’ve all seen the books that if you tilt them back and forth the image changes, but it’s not a GIF!…

World War Z Book Cover GIFitized!!!

For this assignment Animated GIF Alternative Cover a  5 Star assignment we were to  revisit the apocalyptic novel cover from earlier this semester, but make it an animated GIF this time.  I was unable to make the background of my original cover animated.

World War Z Book Cover GIFitized!!!

 

For this assignment Animated GIF Alternative Cover a  5 Star assignment we were to  revisit the apocalyptic novel cover from earlier this semester, but make it an animated GIF this time.  I was unable to make the background of my original cover animated, so I found a clip that …

Alternate Book Cover: The Last Man

The Last Man

Here is a GIF illustrating how I imagine The Last Man (on Earth) would be; if I, personally, were the last person on earth, I imagine my presumably somber and lonely mindset would prompt me to wander a beach, longing for the days when the water and …

Alternative Book Cover

The Stand by Stephen King

The virus runs rampant…

Thinking Like a Designer…

Design Reflection:

I enjoyed Paula’s presentation on the differences between being solemn and serious regarding one’s approach to design. Because I am an artist, and do some graphic design myself, I feel like I can relate directly to what she is talking about. Sometimes I find myself being stuck between …

Book Cover

To make my book cover I used the website Canva.com and then used a book temple to put my book cover together. It was really easy and I recommend everyone that has not made their book cover or any assignment that is similar to this one to use this site …

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Assignment: Alternate Book Cover

The Stand by Stephen King reimagined. This time, its horizontal. The horizontal printing of this copy is meant to resemble the vast empty, openness of the post-illness apocalypse that occurs in the storyline.

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Less is More: New Cover for Sea of Rust

This week we were supposed to create a new cover for the books we’re reading and I did just that. I’m really drawn to the minimalistic redos of classic books and I wanted to try to attempt that for my new cover for Sea of Rust. I’m honestly pretty proud …

Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover

Here is my alternative book cover for The Man Who Ended The World by Jason Gurly

Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover

Here is my alternative book cover for The Man Who Ended The World by Jason Gurly

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Book Cover

The reason i used notebook paper is because In the book the Unnamed midwife writes about her journey but asks others along the way to add their stories and i imagined it was on any paper she could find. Also i am using the the design element of contrast.…

An Alternative Cover for ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’

I created this alternative book cover for ‘The Book of the Unnamed Midwife’ using both Pixlr and Canva. Originally, I was hoping to have an abandoned highway with half a person on the edge of the cover holding their hand in a fist.  I wanted the person to represent …

Alternative Book Cover: The Passage

I decided to use Canva for this assignment. I used a template that was already created and changed the picture and titles. I decided to stick with the woods theme since this book is about survival and catastrophe with a girl and saving a destroyed world. I liked this picture …

Alternate Book Cover: Wool

Below is my alternate book cover for Wool by Hugh Howey. I chose to use a picture of silos since the characters of the novel are living in a silo. I wanted the image to be black and white so a eerie feel would be given off. In the novel, …

Hire Me, Hugh Howey: Wool Alt. Cover

Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover

 

Behind the Scenes

This cover was edited and created using Pixlr. To start, I set off in search of an old, metal spiral staircase with a top-down view (very specific criteria, I know). My search was inspired by the description of the staircase gong …

“California” Alternate Book Cover

One of my design assignments from this week was to create an alternate book cover for the post-apocalyptic novel I am reading this semester! The book I chose to read was California by Edan Lepucki.

Source: Amazon.com

I have just barely started this novel, but thanks to the upcoming spring …

Trapped in a Jacket

Hello everybody! One of my assignments today was to create an alternative book cover for “Oryx and Crake”, the novel I am reading this semester. I was tasked to use design concepts I have learned this week in this assignment. An extra challenge, that I of course could not turn …

World War Z – New 2018 Cover!

I have created my own cover for the book World War Z by Max Brooks! Below is the original cover:


 

And here is my cover:

I tried making my version less gritty (except for the Earth) and more modern, since much of the book looks retrospectively at the past …

Special edition Vonnegut cover!

At first the finch was supposed to be smaller and in the middle of the book. This giant finch just seemed to work better!

California Book Cover

The book cover I created for California is not too different from the original, but I think it tells a lot more about the plot than the forest that the real cover depicts.

In my initial Canva search, I found many abandoned places. This one caught my eye because of …

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife – Alternate Cover

This is my alternate cover for the book I chose for this class: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife. I had a lot of fun thinking about how I should design this, but I decided that something simple, but powerful, would be good. To do this, I went with the …

Alternative Book Cover

Honestly, the dog in this book is the most important character, he deserves to be on the cover and also I wanted to portray its about zombies lol.  Without a companion of some sort I think the apocalypse would be much harder to get through

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Book Cover Remix

I chose to read the War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells for this class, and so I made it’s alternative cover. This was a little difficult because I don’t have the knowledge or resources to make it perfect, I just have to work with what is available to me …

World War Z: Alternate Book Cover

Here is my Alternate Cover for the book World War Z.  So I choose to do my alternate book cover in a stair step fashion with my text, something different than I had seen with most of the book covers or movies I looked up for this book. 

World War Z: Alternate Book Cover

Here is my Alternate Cover for the book World War Z.  So I choose to do my alternate book cover in a stair step fashion with my text, something different than I had seen with most of the book covers or movies I looked up for this book.  The title …

I AM LEGEND: Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover

Here is my modern take on I Am Legend’s book cover! I made this using Canva. I wanted this cover to sort of have a modern more realistic 2018ish style to the world ending feeling. Let me know what you think! I really tried to focus on the style of …

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Tutorials So Far

GIF Alternative Cover

 

To complete my twelve star assignments for week twelve, I deiced to do the the five star Animated GIF Alternative Cover.  My original book cover is of a post apocalypse picture of an abandoned bridge. I did not want to make GIF of just a bridge because I think …