Exercise: Abstract cities – Mumbai

Brainstorming ideas

Brainstorming ideas

Mumbai as a City was completely unknown to me before doing some research. I had only a few points to begin exploring but I began to search for images of these tourist spots or destinations.

Gate way of India

Gate way of India

 

J B Petit Library

J B Petit Library

 

Mumbai University

Mumbai University

Food Stall on Chowpatty beach

Food Stall on Chowpatty beach

Chowpatty beach

Chowpatty beach

Marine Drive

Marine Drive

Mahalakshmi Temple

Mahalakshmi Temple

Looking at these images and others a couple things stood out to me about the city. Firstly the sandy colour of buildings, secondly the way greenery interrupted buildings. Thirdly how bright colours were added into the landscape by the people, through bright clothing, food stalls. I wanted to try and reflect those colours in my cover. Here’s the result:

Mumbai Cover - design 1

Mumbai Cover – design 1

Mumbai Cover - design 2

Mumbai Cover – design 2

I wanted to try different positions for the text and felt the first text placement was perhaps a little too bold. I think I prefer the second placement as it’s still visible but doesn’t become the focal point of the cover. The cover was created in Illustrator rather than Photoshop.

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