Lazy blogging days. Literal blog post titles. Lousy construction of paragraphs.
I think I'm going to be trapped in those 3 L's for the week. Somebody save me!!
Well anyway, talking about "literal blog post titles" this happens to be one of them.
So... moving on... in our Art Direction class under Mrs. Villarino, we were tasked to design book covers from 5 classic and best selling novels to choose from. These books are: Tuesdays with Morrie, Lord of the Flies, American Gods, The Catcher in the Rye and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Among the choices, there are two books that are familiar to me and these are Tuesdays with Morrie (favorite) and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But unfortunately, none of those were assigned to me which is kinda challenging on my part. I'm not a reader guys so that explains my lack of knowledge to certain stories and the like. Forgive me for that. I'm trying... okay... well, I'm starting with a few online and magazine articles (hihi). Just the short and interesting ones because I have a really very short attention span on things and long novels bore the hell out of me. And again, I apologize for that, at least I tried. :D
Okay, enough with the blahs. I was assigned to design or redesign Lord of the Flies. And this was what I came up with.
Since I knew nothing about the story or novel, I had to read and read and read a lot about it. In one of my sources (which I totally forgot the site), it was stated that the power struggles rested on the cracked glasses of "Piggy" (a fat kid who's always bullied by other characters). So I thought of having my design revolve around the glasses of this boy.
Made a silhouette vector of the kid with round eyes like that of a fly. Cracked the left lens/glass since the pictures of the real kid (from the movie, I guess) was in that position. And instead of putting a crown, I decided to place 3 flies of different sizes to symbolize authority. I also added arrows at the back of the silhouette and a tribal face paint to symbolize the setting of the story. I hope all the elements on this design made sense to you guys. It's not much but I loved how my thoughts came to life.