Power, Fists, Guns, Books: Black Power & Book Cover Design - Print MagazineThe use of black and white has been widely used in a variety of mediums and book covers in particular have seen a resurgence of this type of design aesthetic. From the earliest days of motion pictures, the film used was black and white with color gradually added from to the s. Considered "retro" and niche now, black and white photography was the norm when photography first got it start in the mids. Once color was available, black and white was the dominate choice of film due to its classic looks and lower cost. Television also got its start in black and white and it wasn't until the late s that color became mainstream. Newspapers, magazines and comic strips also were entirely black and white until the late s. Herman Melville's Moby Dick , published by Vintage, Shades of Nature by Heinrich van den Berg and any other title on this page are minimalist when it comes to color but all pack a big punch when it comes to being pleasing to the eye.
Cosmic Baby Books: Preview of a black and white book for a newborn and baby
Little Black Book designed by Freytag Anderson
A great book cover has to feel current while also pushing the envelope in subtle ways. So what new and exciting book cover design trends are awaiting us in ? Some styles, like bold typography and illustrated covers, have continued to grow in popularity, while new trends like collage and upscale finishes are also making adventurous moves. Here are the ingenious trends we see dominating bookshelves in stores and online in These are covers where the majority of the available space is taken up by text.
We were initially engaged to develop their existing identity but convinced our client that a completely new brand identity was more appropriate. Which held the most brand equity and which should be discarded. We felt it was important that the identity convey the idea of a physical black book. This created an emotive curatorial platform thereby giving the content extra value. Furthermore this physical rendition helped inform the new brand assets such as colour, shape and typography. Whilst a minimal but bold typographic style communicates confidence and authority. In addition we took this opportunity to reorganise content into clearly defined areas helping create a more fluid and intuitive user experience.