|We're gonna beat some sh*t up!|
|I'm on a mystic quest for|
Or at least, that's what I imagined.
Different cover designs obviously appeal to different audiences. They dramaticize certain aspects of the book. Check out these covers from different editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
|Pink! Pink! Pink!|
|Wow! Ditching the Disney-blond Alice archetype!|
|I loved Alice as a child!|
Now I'll share this charming story with my own sweet children!
|O.G. cover featuring Tenniel's original artwork|
Questions for discussion:
- What character made it to the cover? Why?
- Does this depection of the character match the character you imagined? How is it different? How is it the same?
- Does the cover depict a specific scene in the book? Why is this scene important?
- Compare and contrast the cover with the original scene.
- Who is the target audience of this edition? Explain.
- What theme or mood does the covery communicate?
- How accurately does the cover represent the book?
- How does the title font and any captions effect the cover?
- Design your own cover for [relevant book]
- Draw, sketch or paint
- Paper collage (old magazines and catalogues are good sources for images. The Graphics Fairy has lots of free, interesting vintage images you could use)
- Digital collage (pull together digital images or draw your own on the computer. Gimp is comparable to Photoshop and you can download it free)
- Identify 3 characters, symbols, images, scenes, or locations from the book that you included in your book cover.
- Write a short business memo identifying your target audience. Explain why the cover and the book itself will appeal to this audience.