Book Cover Series| Visual Methods and Processes
Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries' shelves and from classrooms. According to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts.
In this project, students designed the cover for one of the 46 targeted novels (listed below). The layout of the cover must explore design and gestalt principles. The cover was presented as a digital mockup and a PDF file ( with bleed and crop marks), along with a design statement.
List of possible books
1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger 3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck 4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee 5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker 6. Ulysses, by James Joyce 7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison 8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 9. 1984, by George Orwell 10. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov 11. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck 12. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller 13. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley 14. Animal Farm, by George Orwell 15. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway 16. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner 17. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway 18. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston 19. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison 20. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison 21. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell 22. Native Son, by Richard Wright 23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey 24. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut 25. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway 26. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London 27. Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin 28. All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren 29. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien 30. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair 31. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence 32. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess 33. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin 34. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote 35. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie 36. Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron 37. Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence 38. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut 39. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles 40. Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs 41. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh 42. Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence 43. The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer 44. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller 45. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser 46. Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
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