The Evolution of a Book Cover: How Design Changes
Designers can spend hours, days—weeks even—working on the perfect cover. For the Ultimate Appetizer Ideabook, which features 225 recipes for every occasion, I initially started with a photographic direction, but the notion of a doily or cocktail napkin kept nagging me. Take a peek below and see how a few (dozen!) ideas gradually shifted into the final direction.
In the end, this appetizer compendium looked like the “ultimate” handbook with these handsome details.
Once the book is shelved spine-out, the user can remove the belly band and still be reminded of all the fun and inspirational recipes that can be found on the inside.
So now you know—behind every book cover is a dozen iterations.
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