Book Cover: Critique Please!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bntz313, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    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.

  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I don't get the circles. The rest is really appealing to me. The circles are just plain out of place imho.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    I'll post another one tomorrow without the circles.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    It's nice.

    I think white on grey would look as nice as black on grey.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    I personally like the circles.

    'The Underground Artists of Detriot' seems really disconnected to the Detroit to me, though.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    "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.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    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.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    It's a nice start. If I was doing it, I'd add a little light texture to the gray space.

    Not only unnecessary, but completely incorrect. Good catch.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    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.
  10. macrumors regular

    no.1 Apple Fan

    Jul 8, 2009
    In a pineapple under the sea
    Maybe remove the "By" and make your friends name larger and centered across the bottom.

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