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Here’s the picture of all the articles pinned up. I added in a poem from the book so as to make up for space, which is written by one of the characters in memory of ‘Uncle Godfrey’, so I felt it was appropriate to have it handwritten. I also added notes which I thought Michael would add, showing his distaste for the Winshaws, and blank sheets of paper to project the required text onto.

Used red and white pins to differentiate between articles and notes/taglines.

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Decided to take away the title and give the illusion of projecting it instead using photoshop. Also felt that Michael’s notes were needless, so removed them. Photo done in the dark with the flash on instead, as I felt it would be more believable and dramatic for projection.

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Basic photo which I modified on photoshop to get the impression of projection.

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There are more photos, but when editing on Photoshop, I realised that the proportions for this were all wrong and wouldn’t fit well on the book cover, so I would have to rearrange the papers.

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Rearranged the articles, then proceeded to work on Photoshop.

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This time, using measurements from the Penguin guidelines, I made a proportionally accurate outline on the board so that I would know where the spine, front and back cover would be so that everything would be placed correctly. Used shadows and highlights to bring out the white papers better along with the title, but realised that some of the papers were too big or not quite big enough, nor were they always in the best places, so I had to go back and rearrange them.
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Text not highlighted enough.

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Better, but typeface isn’t working well enough.

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Tried making blurb more interesting and fill more of the page, but it isn’t working.

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Tried again, but decided that it just makes it needlessly overdramatic.

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Changed highlights so that the eye is drawn to the title and blurb.

All Penguin Design Awards related posts:

Project 2: Penguin Design Awards

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The Outsiders Progress 2

The Outsiders Progress 3 (Text)

The Outsiders Progress 4

‘The Outsiders’ Finished book cover

What A Carve Up! Progress 1

What A Carve Up! Progress 2

What A Carve Up! Final piece and Project 2 Reflective Summary

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