Book Cover: Critique Please!

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    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.

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  2. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    #2
    I don't get the circles. The rest is really appealing to me. The circles are just plain out of place imho.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    I'll post another one tomorrow without the circles.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

    #4
    It's nice.

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

    #5
    I personally like the circles.

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

    #6
    "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

    decksnap

    #7
    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

    IgnatiusTheKing

    #8
    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

    DewGuy1999

    #9
    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

    #10
    Maybe remove the "By" and make your friends name larger and centered across the bottom.
     

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