Following the completion of my designs for the proposal of my poetry book I wanted to create some mockups since I wasn’t going through with making the actual product myself as it was nowhere near a full books work of poems/illustration. I wanted to use a hardback mock-up as that’s how I see it being printed. I really like how the covers have turned out and I think it looks really strong as product. I’m hoping that this is a project which I can continue after university and hopefully get it published some day.
SELF-INITIATED BRIEF 2: POETRY: FINAL OUTCOME MOCK-UPS
I was unsure as to whether I preferred the pastel pink cover or the white one?? I think I probably prefer the white one as that’s how I imagined the design from when I was designing it. I like how the pink is a middle ground between the red and the white that the title references though. I think it’s a nice touch. I might end up re-designing the brush on the back cover, the more I look at the paint streaks the more I think they should maybe be vertical instead of horizontal? I’m not sure maybe I’m just being overly critical.
I had to refrain from downloading an array of mockups and applying my outcomes to objects purely for the sake of it. Realistically I imagine that this project could only feasibly either work as a book or possibly extend into prints, so that’s all I decided to mock up. I wanted the illustrations to work as prints when I was designing them. I don’t think I’m necessarily a strong writer and a lot of the time I think the text relies on my illustration and they feed off of each other but I wanted the illustrations to function autonomously with or without the text.
I think I like the ‘White Roses Red’ print the best out of these four, I think it works so well as a print and especially large scale. Also I think it might be quite off to have the other illustrations as prints but the ‘White Roses Red’ design doesn’t seem too obscure that it couldn’t work for a larger audience.