Book Cover Design Project #13 – Beware The Green Eyed Monster


“Beware the green eyed monster” – We just keep rolling without the fan submissions! This phrase is one that warns of the ills of envy or jealousy. The two emotions are distinct but similar. The color green is often associated with jealousy or envy ( the phrase “green with envy” is quite well known). One source I located references William Shakespeare as perhaps being the first to describe jealousy with green eyes as well as referring to a “green-eyed monster” in Othello.

book cover design project #13 - beware the green eyed monster

I see jealousy and envy in two ways. They are first a childish notion born of immature insecurities. We all experience these insecurities to some degree and can generally deal with them healthily. Secondly, when we do not deal with them healthily and allow the emotions and notions of these insecurities to consume us we become subject to their ugliness which grows into a monster. Today’s design and illustration attempts to capture the childlike cuteness of the monster. But don’t be fooled, it is a monster and if it is not controlled it may eventually become something ugly or dangerous.

Reminders: I am always accepting submissions for words or phrases. If you would like to see me design something around yours, submit it in the comments area below. Also, If you are on Facebook please add Circadian Creative’s Facebook page to your “liked” pages. If you log into Facebook and do a search on Circadian Creative it will come up at the top of the list. I update the page daily after each post here and I have also archived the daily designs by month in the photo section.

See you all tomorrow.
Sean

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