Book Cover Design Project #21 – A Penny For Your Thoughts


“A penny for your thoughts” – “What’s on your mind? (Usually said to someone who is looking pensive.) The saying is from a time when the British penny was worth a significant sum. In 1522, Sir Thomas More wrote (in ‘Four Last Things’): ‘It often happeth, that the very face sheweth the mind walking a pilgrimage, in such wise that.other folk sodainly say to them a peny for your thought.'” ~ From “The Dictionary of Cliches” by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).

book cover design projet 21 - a penny for your thoughts
This is another “fan” submission. After some thought on the phrase I conjured an image of one of those creepy looking fortune teller machines which accompany a traveling circus or carnival. I then thought of a head with a piggy bank slot and a typical thought bubble. I used a background texture and color that would give a bit of a carnival feel. The typography grounds this feeling even further. The Typeface I chose is called Zebrawood Standard.

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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One thought on “Book Cover Design Project #21 – A Penny For Your Thoughts

  1. I love this one, in fact it’s one of my favorites. The piggy bank slot is really creative. And while I don’t usually like fonts of this type, it really works here. Another homerun Sean.

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