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2021 Computers For Design - Public Domain Book

2021 Computers For Design -
Public Domain Book: A Tale Of Two Cities
In this project, we were tasked with designing and typesetting an entire book found within the public domain. We were also tasked to produce 5 illustrations to accompany the text that would be interspersed however we wished. The book I chose was "A Tale of Two Cities" however, I wanted to add a different twist to it. One of my favorite musicians, J. Cole, also has a song named "Tale of Two citiez) in which he talks about many of the same themes that the actual book talks about (eg: social inequality, revolution, etc). So within the designing the art and the typeset, I mashed up elements of J.Cole's song with Dicken's already written narrative; therefore, creating a book that's equal parts classical and contemporary.  
TITLE, COPYRIGHT, AND CONTENTS PAGE
DIFFERENT BOOK SPREADS
Here are my different spreads. A Tale of Two Cities is told in 3 different books so each book has a different typeset and heading format. Furthermore, below each chapter title is a stanza from J. Cole's song to help introduce the book along with the illustrations; 
FRONT AND BACK COVER PROGRESSION
While creating my illustrations, I wanted to include elements, narratives, and lyrics from J.Cole's song and incorporate them within the elements and narratives that Dickens illustrated as well. In other words, I blended contemporary grunge elements with Dicken's more classical, European elements. Below is an evolution of the front and back covers of the book; from sketchbook to final copy 
Here are all my illustrations. My front cover, back cover, and three illustrations as they appear within the book. 
ILLUSTRATIONS
2021 Computers For Design - Public Domain Book
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2021 Computers For Design - Public Domain Book

In this project, we were tasked with designing and typesetting an entire book found within the public domain. We were also tasked to produce 5 il Read More

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