In my Image class I was instructed to create a series of book covers based on sports. I was given a list longer than Nick Karn's hair, so I chose soccer, rugby, baseball, and basketball. After my first swing (no pun intended) Kidwell introduced Piet Zwart for inspiration because my first sketches reflected his work. Using cut out dynamic shapes, I positioned the elements into a collage. While working with this style, I began to use white space as another element for shape rather than just color. After making four books, I photographed them for documentation and critique.
here are the results:
Final note: Never use white book covers. They get dirty faster than Michael Johnson's 200 meter relay.