The Agency Executes a Cohesive Book Cover by Marrying Various Design Elements
In addition to the ridiculously creative jacket sleeve design, the Umberto Eco book cover design also involves the paperback cover, where the book's title and the authors are printed along with the blurb and other essential details.
What makes this paperback design even more compelling aside from its creative typography is the design in itself. It did not overwhelm the overall aesthetic or make it feel bland to look at.
Kaan Tanhan could have gone heavy in designing the paperback cover to compensate for the quirky jacket sleeve to add more character. Still, the straightforward approach he took with this design is commendable.
He has shown that balancing various design elements are essential in making the whole design concept work, especially in execution.
The Use of Black and White as the Dominant Color Story Complements the Book Cover Design
Another thing that people might notice in this Umberto Eco book cover design is the use of only two colors: black and white.
For some people, it might look bland if the book cover has no other colors than black, grey or white. For them, colors bring out the layers of character that the book has to entice the readers.
However, for this design, the designer has emphasized that the cutout details and the paper book cover design are already enough to pique the readers’ interest. Adding colors other than black and white might create an imbalance in the design elements.
Sometimes, it is okay not to use too many colors because, at the end of the day, using the right color combinations will make every design pop out and bring it to life.