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Shadow Of The Wind

Hello classmates!

For my project I've selected one of my favourite books all time 'The Shadow Of The Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It's great story with plenty of things going on so it should work well for the project. I'm not quite sure what letter to illustrate yet, although I'm thinking of the 'W'.

After a quick brainstorming session, this is what I've come up with:

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UPDATE. 10.10.14

So, I've had some time to think over my brainstorming and get to work with some sketches/concepts. I've decided to go with the letter 'W'

First I started off sketching different types of the letter:

The book is set in Barcelona and has a very gothic theme so I wanted to take influence from gothic typefaces and architecture so I began looking online and sketching some more.

Now I think I've narrowed it down to 2 concepts which you can see from my very rough sketches below. There's a character in the book who's an author tracking down all his books and burning them which is part of the main story so I've sketched up a version with the 'W' on fire rising up from the book (top left). I like the idea but think it maybe a little too complex. I think I'll try a version without the book to simplyfy it.

The version on the top right is of a similar theme but with the 'W' contained inside an open book.

The very bottom sketch takes influence from gothic architecture as above, I think this could be a strong theme so intend to develop it further.

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