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A little while back, the 2nd years were working on designs for the Penguin Book Cover Awards 2013 and it reminded me – I wanted to enter. Last year I submitted an entry for One flew the cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey. This year the brief was asking to design a cover for The big sleep by Raymond Chandler. It’s set in LA around the 1930s and is based around the adventures of private detective,...

Also coming to a close last week was the Penguin Book Covers project consisting of typesetting the first 2 chapters of the book, turning the book into a magazine and 2 covers – 1 digital and 1 handmade. Before my critique on Wednesday, I was one of the lucky few picked to meet and discuss my work with David Pearson, the book cover genius and former Penguin Books designer (before he set up his own...

It feels a long time since my first post about this project which I am going to say is because I was spending time on the project rather than blogging about it. This is a good thing as I usually procrastinate by blogging rather than doing work but I have learnt to force myself to get into work even when I don’t feel like it, not that it was needed for this project so much....

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