The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Following the tutorial of copying The Great Gatsby book cover on Adobe InDesign, I decided to develop my own version of this with my personal choice of book, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. This book is important to me because, I read this when I was younger and it really helped me to put into perspective the true horrors that prisoners during World War two had to endure. Because the main setting of the book is set around the border between the Jewish Camp and the countryside; I decided to create my own barbed wire fence using the line tool. I made irregularities with the coiling of the fence as it allowed the title as well as the rest of the text to be read easier than having objects that would obstruct the view. Fitting the theme, the blue and faded white stripes symbolize the uniforms that prisoners had to wear, adding to the meaning behind the book. Here I had to add further leading to my design as I wanted all of my information clearly conveyed within each stripe of colour from the background. The cover is supposed to communicate a simple message through the simplicity of what is being conveyed (the barbed wire fence and background).