I realise that earlier in the module I asked people to come and comment on my work whilst it was in progress. This was to help bring a form of constructive criticism to help shape my work and give stronger outcomes.
I realise that this critique was missing for my final assignment of the module and wanted to ask a group of friends/creative people to comment on my final assignment…
If you’re reading this I’ll do my best to make the aim of my final assignment clear so you have an idea of what was expected of me. For the final assignment I had to chose between three separate briefs based on my personal preferences/what I thought my strengths or interests were.The aim or purpose of the assignment is written in the brief which I’ve summarised below:
The Brief: Book Design
Penguin books have asked you to create a new house style for a series of books based on design for children and young people.
They want you to work on their first three titles: Colour, Typography, Photographs.
You will need to produce: Three Covers (this includes front, back & spine). The designs will need to be recognisable as a series of books but also be appreciated as individual books.
They have also asked you to produce the book on Typography called: A is for… This can be an unconventional text book. Create an introductory chapter of at least 4 pages that is visually interesting and will entice young people into reading it.
My finished Book Covers:
Typography Book Cover & Introductory chapter:
Please comment on:
How well you think I met the task set by the brief,
If I was successful why? If you think the work was unsuccessful, how could I improve it?
How well the covers and introductory chapter appeal to children/young people…
One thing to mention is that as the age was not exactly specified by the brief I set the age range as 10-14. Do you think the covers and chapter content is right for that age group? If not, please make suggestions about what you think would be more effective/suited to this age range.