A quick look on Amazon implies that modern kids get photo's on the front cover of their reference books so this book is bound to stick out just because it has illustrations but bright colours would help. The brief doesn't specify the format for the design so here goes.............
I cut the animals out and played with the layout
Working with the collage theme from before I did a world
And the layout with animals as the letters
Which when superimposed gives
With a little adjustment using Paintshop
I liked the idea of arranging the animals around a half globe so I scanned them, coloured them on the computer printed them out and arranged them around the globe. The globe is too small or the animals too big but I'm not happy enough with the design to take it further though I do like the font I found for the typeface, very Hanna-Barbera!
Returning to one of my original ideas ..
I added lettering and colour
Difficult to choose a suitably eye catching colourscheme. I did try some bright colours but they jarred
It really needs painting sympathetically for each of the different climates but while I was messing around with it I did play with the lettering a bit
Which opens up another new set of possibilities
The lettering was supposed to be spaced symmetrically about the middle line but doesn't look quite right to me. It doesn't stand out as well as it should. maybe alone with no world? -not eyecatching enough. I could have animals scattered around the animal print lettering
AAARGH I've just proof-read this its "Animals FROM AROUND the World" Dummy!!!!
Finally I had a go at painting the previous design in acrylic
I've tried to expand my ideas as much as possible and have ended up with lots of other designs that I could try (like the animal print lettering) but I think I need to draw a line under this project and move on. Any comments gratefully received!