No time to cook

What fitting a way to end the semester. My mom and I were at the YMCA and we went inside the shop. My mom found a cookbook on the salve. She decided to pick the cookbook and buy it. The name of the book is called “no time to cook cookbook” When I looked at the cover I got the impression that was supposed to make fun of people who don’t have enough time. The center of attention is the hourglass which emphasis time. The food and pan and plate and fork placed randomly. That indicates fun and playful.  The spacing for the typography is open spaced and the words are under caps.  The words have a transparent box. They did that so you could appreciate the food. The name of the font is Helvetica sanserif and the style is regular. I like this cover because it’s fun and playful.


Remember Remember the 5th of November

I found this cover design at Champaign Library. The name of this book is called V for Vendetta. The author for this book is Allan Moore. I Remember reading this book and I loved it. For the layout they use illustration of the Guy Fawkes mask. They center that on the front page. The words in V for Vendetta are red to make it stand out and danger is ahead. The colors that’s being used is low saturation. The spacing for kerning is tight to give it some tension. The proportions are evenly spaced and balanced. The typeface that’s being used is Helvetica sans-serif and condensed. I like this cover because for it’s serious look.

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give me a ride

I found this record design at record swap that’s located in 114 E University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820. The name of the record is called Jack Johnson by Miles Davis. I walked towards the shelf and grabbed it. I gave it a quick glance and brought it back to the self. Then I walked out of the store.
The layout shows unity by placing the car towards the center of the page. I believe this came from the 1960's. The colors are both bright and dull which they wanted to emphasizes the car and the people inside of it. The imagery in the back is the least important in the picture. The spacing for the typography is evenly spaced. The kerning is a little tight. The typeface is times new roman serif and the style is regular.
What attracted me about this is was the transitional look to it.
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the serious night

I found this publication at the Champaign Public Library. I was looking around for a book to read and I found this book. The name of book is called Machete Season by Jean Hatzfeld.
The cover layout shows unity by using an image of a guy walking around a trail path in a foggy day. Title is placed towards the top of the page and words “The Killer in Rwanda Speak” is on the right side of the page. The name of author is placed towards the bottom. The colors on the photo that is being use low saturation. The Typography is evenly spaced and Proportional. The designer used Helvetica san serif regular and the style would be condensed and regular.
What I like about this cover is the serious look to it.
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Make me a story.

Technically, I found this publication one day at the Champaign Public Library. I loved it so much that I decided to buy a copy for myself. The title for this book is called the making of a story by Alice Laplante. The cover layout shows unity by centering the words and placing them around a blue border. The hierarchy of words shows the title toward the top and the author towards bottom of the page. The words “the” and” of a” are different from the title. The wanted the book to have a classical look to it. A Norton guide to Creative Writing has a double border and a black background. They did this because they wanted people to know the purpose of the book. The typography is evenly spaced and well in proportion. The first typeface is Baskerville Serif and the styles are bold, regular and italic. The second one is a script. What I always loved this book is the modern and traditional look.
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Bring on the tension.

I found this informational article at Parkland College library. The name the article is called G-spot 101 by Amanda MacMillan.
The layout is separated into 11 paragraphs. Each paragraph talks about separate questions for sexual intercourse for women. The illustration towards the top of the page is animated and eye-eye-catching. The words Yes gets bigger towards the end to give it action. In my head, I can image the boyfriend pleasuring his girlfriend, until she gets an orgasm. Hence, the title name G-Spot. On the right side you can see four dildos being displayed. They wanted to emphasis the best ones by using action words. The Typography is proportion and spaced evenly on the page. Helvetica Sans-serif, and the style is regular.
What attracted me about this piece was the tension and playful look.

Health magazine march 2018, Parkland College Library

Detective Chick

I found this publication at Parkland College library. The name of this book is called Legal Tender by Lisa Scottoline.

The layout for the cover shows the author placed towards the top and the title towards the bottom. The designer emphasis the words “Legal Tender” to make it look mysterious. The author for the book is colored white. The white spacing is passive because it’s centered on the cover. The image shows a woman walking towards the sidewalk. Part of her face and feet are cut off the page. Her lips, upper legs and chest are being shown. She wears a red jacket, black shirt and pants, which remains me of Carmen Sandigo.  The spacing and proportion are evenly spaced. The name of the author is white, and the title of the book is purple. The type that’s being used is Helvetica sans-serif and the style is all caps. I can also see Times New Roman serif and the styles are italic and regular.

What attracted me about this piece is the feminine, trendy and serious look.

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