The project was to make a book cover for a movie that communicates the theme of the story through the design, without spoiling important plot details. The focus of this project was to use an analog medium, instead of creating an entirely digital based design.
My first step in creating the cover was to re-watch the movie and analyze the reoccurring images and themes. The key imagery I decided to focus on was cardboard because I could relate it to the overarching message of loneliness when he would sleep on it in the streets. The feel of old, used cardboard also matched the overall feeling of the film, as most of the movie was following the boy find his way back home in a more economically challenged environment.
Something my peers thought was strong in my final design was the use of negative space in the silhouette of the boy. It gives a sense of loneliness, but pairing it with a bold typeface also gives it a sense of strength and resilience. They also thought the use of texture was successful, because it gives it a more realistic and serious tone to the overall design.