Mark Bradford

Mandate

This student project required us to come up with a book cover that represents a specific artist and that conveys their style. I was assigned Mark Bradford, an artist based in L.A. known for his style of grid-like abstract paintings, mural arts and combining collage with paint.

Category

Publication Design

Year

2019

Mandate

Category

Year

This student project required us to come up with a book cover that represents a specific artist and that conveys their style. I was assigned Mark Bradford, an artist based in L.A. known for his style of grid-like abstract paintings, mural arts and combining collage with paint.

Publication Design

2019

Challenge

The main challenge was to come up with a design that accurately represents Mark Bradford's unique and extravagant style which requires a lot of layering and tearing away material from his canvas.

Challenge

The main challenge was to come up with a design that accurately represents Mark Bradford's unique and extravagant style which requires a lot of layering and tearing away material from his canvas.

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Approach

The art book is packaged in a cardboard box which allows the audience to experience Bradford’s style by tearing away the perforated area and revealing the bright and colourful cover underneath.

Outcome

A photograph of his mural artwork named Pickett’s Charge was used across the whole cover to replicate the size of the mural in reality. In addition, the typeface and layout was kept simple to allow the artwork to be the focal point.

Approach

The art book is packaged in a cardboard box which allows the audience to experience Bradford’s style by tearing away the perforated area and revealing the bright and colourful cover underneath.

Outcome

A photograph of his mural artwork named Pickett’s Charge was used across the whole cover to replicate the size of the mural in reality. In addition, the typeface and layout was kept simple to allow the artwork to be the focal point.

Mark Bradford book cover