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the pioneers

This project is part of an ongoing personal project series where I redesign/design book covers based on their back cover summaries and descriptions. Here, I have designed a cover for the book "The Pioneers" written by David McCullough. 

For this book jacket, I wanted to create something that was still reminiscent of a history book but with a more art-inspired and lighter air to it. I used old images and paintings from the era of pioneers as well as an image of embroidery all from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's free non-commercial use images. I layered these all on the cover and played with overlays, textures and brushes until I obtained my desired effect.