Aimee Violette Book Cover Design

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The first book cover for Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey has contrast between the red and blue and dark and light, and the use of light tubing for the title was unique, which drew my attention to the book. The typography was the illustration to an extent, because it was something crafted in real life, then photographed. Because it almost emanates light, the attention of viewers is drawn to it.

Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk. the second book in this collection is simple, but striking. The emphasis on only the vertical title and upside down bird draws the viewers eye to the book. I like that the illustration is simple, but doesn't seem quite right, raising a question to one who hasn't read the book and presenting a meaning to someone who has. The typography uses dynamic sizes, which draws a Palahniuk fan in with the advertisement of his name, and demands closer inspection with the small font of the title.

The cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, uses rhythm to create a visually appealing cover which is also rich in symbolical meanings represented in the book. Between the pair of eyes looking out hypnotically and sadly and the green light that looks almost as though it could be a tear, motifs from throughout the classic novel are pulled together elegantly, with a bright city beneath them. The text represents the classic era it is representing well, and has harmony and contrast with the illustrations of the cover. The gaze of the eyes on this book cover help it draw the attention of unfamiliar readers.