Brief : It is required to create a series of 10 abstract cover designs of A5 size (210 mm x 148 mm) with landscape orientation (for guidebooks of 10 cities throughout the world). There should be a balance the blocks of subordinate, dominant and accent colours. There is no limitation on use of colours. It is compulsory to include he name of the city in each concerned design. The names of the 10 cities for which the designs are to be created :
- Madrid (Spain)
- Malmo (Sweden)
- Managua (Nicaragua)
- Manchester (UK)
- Manhattan (USA)
- Marrakech (Morocco)
- Marseilles (France)
- Melbourne (Australia)
- Montreal (Canada)
- Mumbai (India)
Research : For the reference, I have collected clip-arts, silhouettes, line arts, photographs, etc. of some famous tourist places of historical / cultural importance, monuments, forts, castles, buildings, skylines, places of worship that make these cities remarkable and famous.
I have also studied the colours of the flags of the countries in which these cities are situated, as these colours will help me to determine atleast one of the colours for cover designs each.
Design Solution :
I have brainstormed the minimalistic concept as follows –
Font : I have used one common slab serif font named ‘Bookman Old Style’ throughout all the designs in the series.
Softwares : I have used Corel PHOTOPAINT, an image editing software for editing the collected clip-arts, silhouettes, line arts, photographs, etc. and CorelDRAW for creating vector silhouettes and line arts as well as for the creation of the layout.
*I have created 2 variants for cities Morocco and Marseilles, because I was able to visualize it 2 ways each, especially with Moroccan Blue colour.