BRADBURY SERIES

Tasks Accomplished

 

  • Illustrated and designed cover art for the series

For my final project in my Graphic Design Illustration class, I was assigned to pick three Ray Bradbury books and design covers and spines with a consistent scheme. The books I chose were Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Halloween Tree. I had an idea to keep it minimal and stay with two colors, with the illustrations being something related to each book. My end results were submitted to the American Graphic Design & Advertising 32 Awards, in which I won an award for Student Work in Publication Design.

DANDELION WINE

 

For Dandelion Wine, I used a yellow background with white hand-drawn text and a white image of a cracked drinking glass. I chose these colors to replicate the softer tone and the older, pure feeling of summer. The cracked glass is to represent the wine and the age of the book, as well as its message of its old stories.

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

 

For Something Wicked This Way Comes, I used a black background with white hand-drawn text again, to keep with the theme, and a white image of a crooked, sinister smile. I chose these colors to give off a sense of old horror, as well as to make the smile stand out more against the darkness. The smile is to represent the antagonist of the book, his smile is known to portray his wicked ways and give off his evil tone.

THE HALLOWEEN TREE

 

For The Halloween Tree, I used an orange background with black hand-drawn text and a black image of a decayed tree resembling a hand. I changed the color scheme slightly to give it a more darker tone, and to represent the more, well-known colors of Halloween. The tree drawing I chose to make it a hand as way to symbolize how the tree in the book draws people in, almost pulling them into the upcoming horror adventure.

Tasks Accomplished

 

  • Illustrated and designed cover art for the series

For my final project in my Graphic Design Illustration class, I was assigned to pick three Ray Bradbury books and design covers and spines with a consistent scheme. The books I chose were Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Halloween Tree. I had an idea to keep it minimal and stay with two colors, with the illustrations being something related to each book. My end results were submitted to the American Graphic Design & Advertising 32 Awards, in which I won an award for Student Work in Publication Design.

DANDELION WINE

 

For Dandelion Wine, I used a yellow background with white hand-drawn text
and a white image of a cracked drinking glass. I chose these colors to
replicate the softer tone and the older, pure feeling of summer. The cracked glass is to represent the wine and the age of the book, as well as its message of its old stories.

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

 

For Something Wicked This Way Comes, I used a black background with white hand-drawn text again, to keep with the theme, and a white image of a crooked, sinister smile. I chose these colors to give off a sense of old horror, as well as to make the smile stand out more against the darkness. The smile is to represent the antagonist of the book, his smile is known to portray his wicked ways and give off his evil tone.

THE HALLOWEEN TREE

 

For The Halloween Tree, I used an orange background with black hand-drawn text and a black image of a decayed tree resembling a hand. I changed the color scheme slightly to give it a more darker tone, and to represent the more, well-known colors of Halloween. The tree drawing I chose to make it a hand as way to symbolize how the tree in the book draws people in, almost pulling them into the upcoming horror adventure.