Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cover-a-Day #15

I know I kind of already did the thought bubble with the first cover, but I really liked this gag so I used it again. So what, leave me the hell alone.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cover-a-Day #14

Two weeks! Almost sorta half way there!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cover-a-Day #13

This started out as just a single cover, but then I felt that the guy needed a little motivation. A love intrest goes a long way towards motivating people, I have found.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Cover-a-Day #12

Ready Set REBEL!

I am starting to realize that one of the hardest parts of this game is knowing when I should stop. Almost all of these covers could really benefit from some more tweaking time and love, but then I wouldn't be posting one up a day. This is already the second weak (in my opinion) cover in a row. Sorry, I am just babbling.

Bonus points to whoever names the inspiration for this one.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Cover-a-Day #11

I don't know about this one. I like it, I suppose, but I dont really feel like I did that much. Its not like I took the photo, after all. Also, it feels a bit commercial, like it is way to close to a regular Spin Magazine cover.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Cover-a-Day #10

Is anyone else noticing a pattern emerging? Its like I'm in love or something.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Cover-a-Day #9

I am starting to run a little behind, but I am going to keep posting these as if I made one a day, just for the sake of easy organization. Two tomorrow, I promise!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Cover-a-Day #8

I know, this one is pretty weak. And I know, I am kind of over-doing the whole wacky-image-threshold-collage thing. What can I say, it comes natural to me. Lets just say that I want to do different things and hope that I am telling the truth.

PS: Thanksgiving is a dumb holiday.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Cover-a-Day #7

One week! I think its going pretty well, don't you? I have no idea what this one means, by the way. I know designers are always supposed to play up the subtly and make up reasoning and never let people on to the fact that the whole time they didnt know what the fuck they were doing, but on this one I really didnt. Still, I like it a bunch. I would give it a hug, were it a person.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Cover-a-Day #6

I think this one might be my favorite yet.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Cover-a-Day #5

For the most part, it is pretty easy for me to look at something and decide if I would want to use it as a cover. And looking at my work today, I am pretty sure there is no way I would put this on the cover. Still, I think the illustration came out pretty well. Just not COVER well.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cover-a-Day #4

I can already see some things on this one that I should have done differently, but it is almost midnight and this is about as good as it is going to get. Don't look at me, its not my fault. I blame Nintendo.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Cover-a-Day #2

I have to admit, my biggest worry with this whole thing is that at some point I will start hating the covers I make. That being said, I dont hate this one. I dont know if I plan on buying it a ring either, if you know what I mean.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cover-a-Day #1

I have always been a big fan of producing A LOT of work whenever focusing on a particular project. Recently though, I haven't really been producing much of anything, let alone lots of something. In an effort to battle this apathy I am struggling against I have decided to try something extreme. I am going to make a Portland Mercury cover everyday for the next month.

I don't know why I am doing this with Mercury covers, I think I just find the medium incredibly open to whatever I want to do. Also, I don't have to think about type faces (my least favorite design thing ever next to package design). But mostly, I think, I like the idea that by doing this I might make something I could actually print.

So check back often to see if I can pull it off. I am shooting for 4-7 quality covers, thinking that the rest will probably be kinda... well, terrible.

I would like to thank Madeline for inspiring this idea.