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Friday, April 26, 2013

Paperback on the Edge of Nowhere

Inspired by Jeff's most recent post, I felt the urge to create something retro - in this case, an imaginary paperback from an alternate 1970s. After sketching out the original design, though, I found that giving the cover an authentic aged look with weathering and so on remains beyond my skills. Still, I'm pretty happy with the design itself. I attempted to emulate the look of the first edition cover of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, so I chose a jungle-looking font and a green/black/yellow colour scheme. I'm particularly happy with the tagline, which can be interpreted in two very different ways, but I had a heck of a time finding the right place to put the author name and the "complete and unabridged" text. I'm still not sure they're in the right spots.

You can read two journeys to the edge of nowhere starting here and here.

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