Myriad Cover Research and thumbnails

From my research I found out about the meanings of the word and also its origins. It originated in Greece as the word for 10,000.  For the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans it was written as ☼, which looks a bit like a gear or the sun. In Classical Greek It was denoted as M and to distinguish it from the alphabetical M, they sometimes wrote it with a bar over it. Now it is mainly used to mean a large amount or variety, such as “a myriad of possibilities.”

These were the main themes that I was going for in my cover ideas. I wanted my book designs to have a Classic or traditional feel, but still be contemporary in design.Image

 

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AIGA Portfolio – Danny Tijerina

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I like Danny’s work because he uses a lot of simple lines and geometric shapes, while still having a great flow and dynamic. It’s a style that I really enjoy.

http://portfolios.aiga.org/DannyPlan

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Shaving (w/ the perfect human)

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Shaving Teaser

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Couldn’t find the original videos that I really liked, but there are a bunch of videos of people copying the same style. I like the little things he does for effect like the clashes of the light sabers, and also how he shows emotion on emotionless figures through movement.

I came across this music video a few years ago and loved it. Loved the execution and the message. It’s a video that wouldn’t be possible without the internet or sites like youtube.

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Youtube Play

Ladybird’s requiem. http://bit.ly/aubCWy

I’ve been a fan of anime for as long as I can remember, so I was really drawn to this video. While it does draw on anime, it does not particularly stick to anime stereotypes. I think it actually draws more upon traditional Japanese animation with the color palette and also the textures used.

Birdy Nam Nam – Parachute Ending http://bit.ly/c2o8ZY

This one is animated in the style of many animations from the 80’s and 90’s, as well as anime. It reminds me of my childhood, but it’s also of something that I appreciate more as an adult. The color palette used is great and the music is great.

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