Book Cover Redesign: 'Dreams of the Turtle King'
Design Note #1: When a cover showcases an award seal, it’s important to design around that element instead of placing it over the title. I chose a background photo that allowed me to do this.
Design Note #2: The author wanted a “dreamy” feel, so we chose a title font that is sophisticated but hints at a bit of whimsy.
Design Note #3: While the illustrated cover is beautiful, the watercolor and font choices felt too juvenile for the content and intended readership.
Design Note #4: A photo and different fonts dramatically change the tone and feel. Instead of putting a drop shadow behind the text, which might add to the cluttered feel, I created a dark gradient to make the text and turtle stand out.
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