Book Cover – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Design a book cover for one of the titles below. You need to choose one of the seven colour schemes and explain why you chose this scheme. For instance: ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett could be created using secondary colours to express naivety, honesty and harmony.
– ‘Lord of the flies’ by William Golding.
– ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins.
– ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl.

The book cover must contain the title and the author’s name. You must make use of colour to express the desired effects clearly.

After reading the brief of this part of this lesson task i knew right away that i wanted to create a bright and fun book cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mostly because this is the book I know the best of the listed books, but also because I am very familiar to the movie. I wanted to take use of the good and colorful representation of the factory and Willy Wonka from the movie, and use that as my inspiration for my book cover.

I wanted the color palette of my book cover to be colorful and fun, so by choosing a Triadic Complementary color scheme i could get a range of colors that complimented each other and also be great contrast to each other. I wanted to include a purple tone to use on Willy Wonka, as this is the color of his coat in the movie. The magenta, yellow tones and the bright blue created that fun and candy-like look i was looking for.

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