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| 6 | The Final Round

The Final Round

Typeface | Constantia, Bebas Neue


SEE ENTIRE DESIGN BELOW: For this week's exhibit, I wanted to try and create a book cover that could potentially inspire readers to immerse themselves in a semi-mockup story while trying to adhere to book cover design basics/trends. Also, I wanted to try and create a simple design this week instead of the bigger projects I've been doing.


The main image itself is fairly busy so I decided to extend the roof in the image to be able to house the header text and NYT copy above the header to help give the header text a bit more contrast to stand out and help grab the viewers attention.​


Since the design is fairly simple, I tried to bring in as much repetition as possible by using the same typeface for the title and author text to help frame the two sections of copy.


Everything is center-aligned to help keep the viewer's attention down the middle of the cover.


There are technically only two sections within the design so I tried to include the most eye-catching copy at the top of the design, with the contextual copy at the bottom.


  • Text

  • Paint Tool

  • Layer Mask

  • Rulers

  • Marquee Tool

  • Brush Tool

  • Artboards

  • Blending

Design Considerations:

  • Create a design that can inspire



  • Changed format of title to deviate from the block-style of many traditional sportsbooks and opted for a serif stylized approach.

  • Increased weight of "Round" to create more emphasis on the word.

  • Darkened model's midsection to help the descriptive copy stand out more.

  • Decreased size of author's name to not distract from the title.

Original Design:

The Final Round

Revised Design:

The Final Round_v1.2.png
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