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11 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:25
    • 2. Some context

      1:25
    • 3. The project

      1:08
    • 4. Some examples

      2:30
    • 5. Step 1 – Choosing a book

      1:08
    • 6. Step 2 – Concept & sketches

      7:59
    • 7. Step 3 – Drawing

      5:32
    • 8. Step 4 – Color & finish

      6:06
    • 9. Step 5 – Typography & layout

      1:40
    • 10. Results

      2:02
    • 11. Final tips & farewell

      1:51

About This Class

In this class, you'll learn a few things about the function and communicative potential of that —sometimes forgotten— part of a book: the spine, and you'll use your creative skills to design one for your favorite book.

A design and illustration exercise with restrictions, using book spines, their function and communicative potential as a creative context. 

This class is especially addressed to:

  • Illustrators
  • Graphic Designers
  • Book designers
  • Creative people willing to face interesting challenges

For creating your project you'll need:

  • Your creativity
  • Paper and pencil to sketch your ideas
  • The analogical or digital techniques you prefer to produce your final illustrations

My name is Raúl Gil and I'm the 50% of Two Tale Tellers. I'm an illustrator and designer from Barcelona and I work in any medium in which images, words and/or interaction combine to tell stories, usually inhabited by characters that transmit life and emotion. Here are some samples of my work:

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You can see more work here.

Music used in this class:

'Fearless First' and 'Inspired' by Kevin MacLeod (License CC BY) / via Filmmusic.io