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A striking book cover design for The Dark Side of University

A striking book cover design for The Dark Side of University

“University is supposed to be a life-changing experience and the very pinnacle of educational excellence, but what happens if the dream turns in to a nightmare? What you're about to read is the true story of my life as an undergraduate student studying at the University of Portsmouth in 2008 - 2011.”

Create Onsight were approached to design a book cover for the new publication, The Dark Side of University. The brief was to depict a University in two different extremes to reflect the edgy content of the book. The cover design was created by montaging together over 20 different images to create a striking and intriguing image.

See below an animation of how we put the final design together using Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Book cover design version 1.jpg
The final book cover artwork

The final book cover artwork


Create Onsight are an independent creative, web design, graphic design and branding agency.

We have an infectious enthusiasm for making things, solving problems, building brands and, most importantly, having fun doing it.

We’ve designed everything from branding and company logos for startups, to strategic marketing campaigns, to web design for e-commerce, to graphic design for brochures, leaflets and annual reports... the list goes on!

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