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bntz313
Jul 26, 2009, 06:14 PM
Here is a Book cover I'm doing for a friend. I'm going to layout the whole thing, let me know what you think of it.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m49/bnutz313/Untitled-1.jpg



GoCubsGo
Jul 26, 2009, 06:15 PM
I don't get the circles. The rest is really appealing to me. The circles are just plain out of place imho.

bntz313
Jul 26, 2009, 06:19 PM
I'll post another one tomorrow without the circles.

fluidedge
Jul 26, 2009, 08:08 PM
It's nice.

I think white on grey would look as nice as black on grey.

Bojingle
Jul 26, 2009, 08:49 PM
I personally like the circles.

'The Underground Artists of Detriot' seems really disconnected to the Detroit to me, though.

toxictrix
Jul 26, 2009, 08:51 PM
"The underground Artists" is too disconnected from the rest of it. Maybe make it a bit bigger and move it down a little? Otherwise I like it.

decksnap
Jul 26, 2009, 09:03 PM
Am I having a senior moment or is the apostrophe on the word 'artists' completely unnecessary?

Also, even if it was, you'd want to hang it out and align the e, d, s and f better.

IgnatiusTheKing
Jul 26, 2009, 09:08 PM
It's a nice start. If I was doing it, I'd add a little light texture to the gray space.

is the apostrophe on the word 'artists' completely unnecessary?

Not only unnecessary, but completely incorrect. Good catch.

DewGuy1999
Jul 26, 2009, 10:18 PM
Here's a what if...


Get rid of the circles.
Make a black bar that's a little bit taller than the word "Detroit" and the full width of the cityscape, place it at the bottom of the cityscape.
Move the drips to the bottom of the black bar.
Reverse "Detroit" out of the black bar, centered top to bottom and flush right.
Move "The Underground Artists of" to the left of "Detroit" also reversed out of the black bar and flush right to the left side of "Detroit".
Change the typeface on the byline to something sanserif and a bit bolder to give it some weight and importance on the gray background.

no.1 Apple Fan
Jul 27, 2009, 06:21 AM
Maybe remove the "By" and make your friends name larger and centered across the bottom.