Hello everyone! A while back, I did a one day brief which was to create a book cover for Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. It could have been typographic, illustrative, photographic or even mixed and was an enjoyable but definitely fast-paced brief. For my Iron man cover I wanted to focus on the texture to create the character and/or interest, and that’s when I went down to the letterpress and played with the letterforms. Originally I was just going to set up the letters all proper and neat, using the first line (which conveniently starts with ‘The Iron Man…’ and have that as a cover. However lack of time lead me to arrange the letterforms freely which I think is more in tune with the book.
After a while and some quick touchups I think I finally settled on this one (although I quite like the first one as well):
What do you guys think? As always, thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas!