The project was a great way reinforce how a visual story can sell a book. The cover of any book is what the reader first sees and it must catch the reader's eye. The design should be smart and appealing and it should carry a system throughout the book.
Considering the imaginative subject matter of the actual story, I had many options for themes and illustrations. I ultimately went with Alice on the cover in an upside down position to create a feeling of topsy turvy. I added a light swirl pattern in the background to mimic the disorienting feeling Alice finds in wonderland. The complementary blue and yellow illustrate a soft, sweet girl and the pop of red symbolizes how different wonderland is from her own world. The typography is appropriate for the story as well with capital letters serifs on the title almost feel like characters from the book.
Characters: Alice, The Cheshire Cat
Subject: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Genre: illustration, hand-held, typography, photography, book
Client: Graphic Design Program - Sacramento State
Editor: Richard Pratt
Publish Date: April, 2013