Revision Past Papers Cover design – Top Grade Publishers


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The brief

‘Niliambiwa ati wewe nimnoma kwa design, nataka udesign our past papers booklet covers’ Loosely translated as, I was informed that you are good in design, I need you to design our KCSE Revision Past Papers booklet covers.

The solution

The current cover design was using a gradient color as the background.

This is expensive in terms of color separations for offset printing.

I came up with minimal solid colors to save on printing cost.

To make it easier to remember I maintained a simple color scheme, that also acts as the color code to differentiate subjects.

The general look of the old cover was too busy and chaotic.

By using hierarchy and shapes I was able to simplify its look which will help readers to quickly and better understand what the publication is about.

KCSE Revision Past Papers publishing is a highly competitive field with a lot of players from SMEs to Big Corporates.

To increase my client’s product visibility, I choose huge and playful fonts and removed the previous images to give more space for the text.