Why is it so Difficult to Design Book Covers? – Final Critique, Young Guns 2 Ep. 10



How do you design a strong concept? Why is it so difficult to come up with a good idea? Why must your design speak for itself? What makes for an interesting book cover?

In episode 10 of The Futur Young Guns Season 2, Chris critiques the designers’ book cover assignment. This is the second round of their design reviews, but as we’ll find, it’s very difficult to come up with a strong concept and execute it. Who will emerge as the winner of this design challenge?

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01:11 – Maitreyee designs: The Hobbit, A Christmas Carol, Dracula.
07:21 – Annie designs: Catcher in The Rye, Fahrenheit 451, The Visitor.
17:10 – Meghan designs: Jane Eyre, The Yellow Wallpaper, The Bell Jar.
25:00 – Anastasia designs: Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, Great Expectations.
30:24 – Monika designs: Romeo and Juliet, Moby Dick.
36:54 – Ria designs: Romeo and Juliet, Pride and Prejudice, Lolita.
41:55 – The winner of the book design challenge
45:13 – On the Next Episode

Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/2HY_vl9a6JA
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Here are the parameters:
• Take 3 classic fiction books
• Redesign covers
• Cohesive set (theme, color, style, etc…)
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Judging criteria:
1. Concept (surprise) A-ha moment
2. Convey the main theme
3. Shelf presence (draw the viewer in)
4. Cohesiveness

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