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Fictional Sigmund Freud Book Covers
University Year One

Made mostly in a quickfire design session using three different markmaking methods (charcoal and pencils, acrylic paints, and paper and card) to create material for the cover designs.

The workshop gave us a limited time to create marks with the three methods and use these to design the covers of three fictional Sigmund Freud books; ‘Fundamentals of Humour’, ‘On Motivation’, and ‘Understanding Sadness’.

For the first cover I used a messy section of bright colours on an acetate sheet to signify humour, and a rigid grid structure to illustrate the “fundamental” nature of the proposed content of the book. My second cover features an organised set of card scraps to illustrate the procrastination that is present when trying to find motivation, as well as broken text to connote the “stop and start” attribute of motivation. The third cover provides visuals that spark thoughts of the emotion of sadness – it prompts you to ask questions on what sadness is, and subsequently buy the book to find out.

(Find larger res. images for covers 1 and 2)