The making of a book cover

LET ME BE FRANK

The guilt overcame me and I started on my book cover (see yesterday’s post). I’m not the kind of designer that can come up with one image and work on it until it is perfect. I have to create multiple images. Then I get myself into a stew because I can’t decide which one I like best. So I thought that I would share my process and use my cringe gauge to decide which ones I hate and which ones I like. Usually this gauge doesn’t kick in until I’ve released stuff into the public.

I started off at the beginning of December, assembling a number of images that I thought might suit the cover. Some of them were abstract, some were illustrative, some were photographic. We got rid of all the abstract art and photography and we decided on a colour palate (greens, reds and blues) and a…

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