Book Design

For this project my task was to design a book from the public domain as a special anniversary edition.

I chose to design a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. There are many variations of designs for this particular book and when researching the covers, I noticed that most of them are done in the children’s book style, usually using colorful illustrations of the main character in the front.

My design looks totally different from others and is made more for older audience who like to collect classic stories. I also decided to include the main characters of the fairy tales on my book cover, however, instead of bright colors I used a black leather background with a gold foiling ornaments. As for me, this kind of design and materials make it look as a special edition book and not just the average children’s book, and it would be a nice collectible item in someone’s book collection.