In another one of our CIP workshops we started looking into different ways to create an illustrated book cover we started off by creating some patterns on a3 paper.
At first I was unsure of what I wanted to do so I decided i’d make up some patterns quickly and play around with them later to see what happens I started by simply scribbling on the pages with different pens and then decided to create a spiral pattern a zig zag pattern and a very strange liquid pattern.
We then started to photocopy our patterns the idea being that we would cut them up to create possible book covers from them. I wanted to try and do the same type of experiments I had previously done for the impression studio work so when photocopying the patterns I moved the page with the scanner to see how it could distort them.
Alot of the attempts didn’t work and only a few seemed like they could be used to create a cover from so I started to simply sketch out areas I thought would hold body text or a title well.
My original Idea for my cover was to use a photographic cover but I think after doing with work shop i’d like to create a patterned cover similar to these types of distorted patterns.