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Minimalist Book Covers

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Create a book cover that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.



Inspired by the Minimalist TV/Movie Poster Assignment.

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Submissions So Far

Talk About Bed Bugs…

I kinda had to pick this assignment because I love minimalism AND book covers. I loved playing with white space on this cover and I wanted it to feel like a bug was crawling over the surface. I like the juxtaposition of the cleanliness of the white space with the …

Fahrenheit 106

Today’s Daily Create, Paperback Paradise, is a fun one:

Search the web for an old paperback cover and use that as starting point for a new cover. Sure you can use this one, but that makes it easy…

I was immediately taken with this one because I love design …

The emperor’s new clothes

“What is this?” thought the emperor, “I do not see anything at all. That is terrible! Am I stupid? Am I unfit to be emperor? That would indeed be the most dreadful thing that could happen to me.” “Really,” he said, … Continue reading →

Trojan War book cover

This assignment was to create a book cover using minimalist design/iconography, I chose a book on the Trojan war. The iconic image to help show the least amount was the Trojan horse, every kid learns of this. It has integrated  not only into some of our phrases but also is …

The Tune Squad’s New Book

Design Assignment:

Minimalist Book Covers 3.5?

For this assignment we had to make a minimalist book cover for a story. I used our radio show story and turned it into a book.

After the whole Gambino scandal an author by the name of K. L. Carter approached the tune squad …

Minimalist Book Cover

I couldn’t resist creating a cover for my all time favorite novel, The Great Gatsby. I gathered inspiration from the various covers out there and decided on recreating Doctor Eckleburg. He is the derelict billboard that looms over the Valley of Ash between West and East Egg. Only a pair …

Minimalist Book Covers

I found this assignment to be the most difficult of the creative designs so far. I figured out pretty quickly that I wanted to do Call of the Wild by Jack London and thought a wolf silhouette would be a great image to start out with. I then did a …

DS106 Design Assignment #1

If you have no read The Giver by Lois Lowry I suggest you stop reading, get into your car, drive over to Barnes and Noble, and purchase yourself a copy. Even if you never return to this post, you will thank me later. I guarantee it.

If you have ready …

Literature Movie Poster Project

I didn’t know about #DS106 at the time but I actually gave an assignment very similar to this to my graphic design students. I was shocked at the results. They had to take a classic piece of literature and create a minimalist movie poster for the book. Here were the …

Are There Martians in the House?

I posted earlier that I’d been having a hard time working with the assigned episodes this week. When I got home, I decided to watch a different episode and see what would happen. I turned on Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? from season two of The Twilight Zone. …

House of Leaves

Great book, I tried to make an old-looking cover. The book cover itself is from a free pattern and the door was manipulated from free clip art. Hope you enjoy!

“The Midnight Sun” minimalist poster

Here’s my minimalist poster for “The Midnight Sun.”

The snowflake is from “The Noun Project” but everything was drawn or written out.

The typeface is Helvetica and Elektron.

Act like you heard.

 

“TIme Enough at Last” Minimalist Book Cover

Minimalist Book Cover for Twilight Zon episode “Time Enough at Last”

I am really happy with how this one came out, and it was a mashup of things, and let me run you through them quick. I started out thinking about using the iconic symbols in this episode of Twilight …

“TIme Enough at Last” Minimalist Book Cover

Minimalist Book Cover for Twilight Zon episode “Time Enough at Last”

I am really happy with how this one came out, and it was a mashup of things, and let me run you through them quick. I started out thinking about using the iconic symbols in this episode of Twilight …

Hello Nurse!

Today I watched probably the most popular episode of the Twilight Zone: The Eye of the Beholder. One of my favorite design assignments is Minimalist Book Cover. I wanted to create a book cover for The Eye of the Beholder. For those of you who aren’t familiar with …

Minimalist Book Cover for “The Invaders”

I’m doing a little experiment this evening — pushing myself to see if I can reach 10 stars worth of assignments before midnight for this week’s feature The Twilight Zone episode, The Invaders,  – making an attempt to maintain a decent level of quality and also peruse the Assignment …

Minimalist Book Cover for “The Invaders”

I’m doing a little experiment this evening — pushing myself to see if I can reach 10 stars worth of assignments before midnight for this week’s feature The Twilight Zone episode, The Invaders,  – making an attempt to maintain a decent level of quality and also peruse the Assignment …

Design Assignment: Minimalist Book Cover

Assignment Details: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/minimalist-book-covers/

 

 

This book cover pays tribute to the twilight zone.

To Serve Man Book Cover

This book cover pays tribute to the twilight zone.

An Inverted Twilight Zone

 

This is my Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary book cover.  I decided to make the space background white instead of black to make the picture more plain and minimalistic, but I thought I would add some aliens for the Invaders effect.

I edited this picture in GIMP by placing the …

Super Fast Mode! Catching Up!!

Winding down with time and taking these moments out to post up assignments I have not posted up consolidating my posts into this one post to save sifting through a bunch of posts Visual Assignment 1 – 10 stars 3½ Stars – Minimalist TV/Movie Poster 3½ Stars – Minimalist Book …

A Clockwork Orange: Minimalist Cover Design

I’m a big fan of minimalism. So, when I saw a minimalist book cover assignment in the DS106 Assignment Bank, I knew it had to happen.

I recently finished reading A Clockwork Orange, and it was more powerful than I anticipated. The book is also very dense with …

Tales Of The City: Minimalist Style plus a Tutorial

I wanted to do a minimalist cover for Tales Of The City, one of my favorite book series, but I noticed that there was no minimalist book cover assignments, so I made one.

I wanted to show off the location of the books, which are set in San Francisco, …

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Tutorials So Far

Fahrenheit 106

Today’s Daily Create, Paperback Paradise, is a fun one:

Search the web for an old paperback cover and use that as starting point for a new cover. Sure you can use this one, but that makes it easy…

I was immediately taken with this one because I love design …

Tales Of The City: Minimalist Style plus a Tutorial

I wanted to do a minimalist cover for Tales Of The City, one of my favorite book series, but I noticed that there was no minimalist book cover assignments, so I made one.

I wanted to show off the location of the books, which are set in San Francisco, …