Give a fresh look to your favorite book by redesigning the dust jacket.

Download the template file.

Now this project can be tricky because you get attached to the look, feel, and smell of a book. Or at least I do. I still remember everybody in high school reading the same lavender colored paperback version of To Kill a Mockingbird. And when I went to recently buy a copy of it I was slightly bummed to not be able to find that version (which is a whole other story). But given that InDesign is great for page layout and design, I figured this could be a fun project for everyone. Linked above is a template file for you to work off.
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8 Responses Completed for this Challenge

  • Sincerest Apologies If This Design Hurts Your Heart (Maddy Payne)

    For this assignment, we had to create a book cover. I decided to do Heart of Darkness because I remember reading it in high school and really enjoying it. Joseph Conrad explores very interesting ideas about evil, madness and human nature, and I wanted to try and convey that successfully through my cover design. The …

    Continue reading “Sincerest Apologies If This Design Hurts Your Heart”

  • Color PURPLE (The World of Advertising)

    For my second challenge working with InDesign, I choose to redesign the dust jacket of my favorite book of all time “The Color Purple”. Just so you know, the book is way better then the movie. When deciding on which… Continue Reading →

  • I always judge a book by its cover… (Meredith, @merebmagee)

    Check out my re-design for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis!

  • A More Realistic Romantic Novel (Lara Olivia Olfers)

    Originally when I went searching for The Notebook novel cover thinking it was going to be the same gushy romantic couple picture like on the movie cover. I was surprised to find it was a plain picture of a view from a front porch and a plain yellow box with the title and author on … [Read more…]

  • Sunflower Power (Lara Olivia Olfers)

    I chose this quote because, although it’s cheesy, it means a lot to me. Since I was a baby, my parents would say it to me every night before I went to sleep, and every monumental moment to me since then. It’s something I say to myself to keep motivated when I’m feeling stressed. I … [Read more…]

  • A Little Editing Never Hurt Nobody (Mackenzie Metzger)

    Photoshop was an absolute dream to work with once I became more accustomed to its features. I had assumed that InDesign would be just as enjoyable but Dear God was I wrong. I have never been so frustrated with an application, but after four hours of messing around with it, here was was what I came up with. […]

  • “Oh I love that book cover, where did you get it?” (Advertising Portfolio )

    I am definitely someone who judges a book by its cover. Every time. I will look at five versions of the same book and pick which ever is more pleasing to the eye. I’m the same way with everything including food, soap or even markers. Whatever packaging is best wins. I will seriously buy a bag of … Continue reading ““Oh I love that book cover, where did you get it?””

  • Don’t Hate on the Dust Jacket (caffeine encounters )

    Honestly, I’ve never, ever understood why people take the dust jacket off books. I’ve done it while I’m in the process of reading the book, but I’ve always religiously put it back on before letting the book find a home on my bookshelf. My favorite book on by shelf, Flowers for Algernon, is, ironically, one of … Continue reading Don’t Hate on the Dust Jacket

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