When creating my cover I already had it in mind to continue with the the colour theme of white, grey and black so while keeping this in mind I looked at some different book covers in the library that I liked.
Originally my idea for the cover of the collection book was to have a simple photograph in black and white of the stairs in the university building but after the Cover and Collage workshop I decided to continue on with the bubble pattern kind of idea to try and make a more interesting cover for my collection book. Here was my original Idea for the cover.
To do this I thought it would be a much better idea to add black ink to water with dish shop rather than drawing the bubbles. I then blew air into the mixture with a straw till it bubbled out of the container and then placed paper onto the the bubbles to burst them and leave a mark on the page. I was quite happy with the result and decided it would be good to use as a cover.
I really liked this new cover but I was unsure about the large amounts of white space and I thought this would make the cover seem unconsidered so I started playing around with it on photoshop to see how I could make it look and I ended up basically inverting the colours so the background is black with the blotches made lighter and the text.
I think this new book design looks much better and will definitely get people interested in what is inside.