Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Quicker than I'd have liked, the final presentation came! We were to mount one of the covers onto our book and present all the covers in a pdf presentation.

For the photographic piece, I decided to return to a concept I had early on- photographs of noses. Because noses were the first thing that came to mind when thinking of plastic surgery, I felt this addressed the concept pretty well.

Originally, I took all the nose photos myself, but I had trouble finding consistent light and angle. Thus, I ended up going through a ton of magazines and scanning model's noses, making them symmetrical, and placing them on the cover. While I am relatively satisfied with the result, this concept was definitely my least favorite of the three.

My typographic concept was based on quotes from the book describing the Uglies as weeds and the Pretties as flowers. Thus, I decided to create dimensional text using photographs of dirt, 3d models of roses, thorns, and weeds combined with a photograph of a nasty root. This took a lot more work than I expected, but I was definitely please with the result

My final piece, and the one I chose to mount, was the illustrated piece. I kept with some of the original development illustration, but I decided to add a more sinister and techie feel to it. I was happy with the style and color changes and felt that this piece, amongst all three pieces, most aptly represented the content of the book.

Project DONE.

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1 comment:

  1. I really like your blog design! It's very clean and creative and also very Kailene, especially the header. I also appreciate your book redesigns, they are all really beautiful, concept to execution. I appreciate that you utilized some experimental methods to create these designs and that turned out really nice. My favorite is probably the illustrative design but all of them are very successful and as someone who's read this book, they all capture the spirit of the book wonderfully. Congrats on a job well done!

    -Felicia Pruitt Brown