So here’s my stab at the SND cover design contest. I started off with the idea to utilize the “ES” in the words design as a 32. I did countless iterations, but they all looked ver gimmicky and overworked. I simplified it down to the type part of the cover and I was satisfied. I thought, overall, however, the cover needed something more iconic. Going over the guidelines I kept reading how they wanted it to represent all the areas of news print so I thought making little icons of different newspapers and magazines would be a cool way to go. I drew the three icons with the pen tool, played with the arrangement A LOT, but finally settled on this little cluster. I originally had it stripped across to be in line with the type, but I think like this it sits nicely.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks everyone.