Iron Man

iron man v6

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.

Iron man v1

Iron Man v5

After a while and some quick touchups I think I finally settled on this one (although I quite like the first one as well):

Iron Man v9

What do you guys think? As always, thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas!

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3 thoughts on “Iron Man

  1. Bunnet says:

    I really like the cover, it very different and unique. Do happen to know what the book is about?

    • Thank you very much 🙂 Yes, I’m not sure where you are from but I’m from England and it’s quite a well loved book here, many of us will have studied it at school. It’s by a British poet named Ted Hughes and it’s about the unexpected arrival in England of a giant “metal man” of unknown origin who rains destruction on the countryside by attacking industrial farm equipment, before befriending a small boy and defending the world from a monster from outer space. Sounds crazy but it’s a brilliant book. Check it out if you can. There’s also an animated film based on it as well called ‘The Iron Giant’.

      • Bunnet says:

        Hahaha funny enough, after this comment I did check out, both the book and the film.
        I’m from South America, obviously our literature is more base on wilderness and flora but like reading many things

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