Design: Mediascapes, 3rd Edition

Book Cover design [2009]

Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication, 3rd Edition © 2010 Published (ISBN-10: 0176500359 ISBN-13: 9780176500351, Nelson Education Ltd. is edited by Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, from Concordia University.

They selected the second of my designs, and in some ways the more conventional version of the two I proposed (I have yet to convince anyone that pink is a perfectly acceptable colour for design). The idea behind this design is quite obvious: an urban landscape, wires of communication, extracting energy from the bottom, upwards, etc. Across the middle is the barcode – the stand in symbol for data, privacy, surveillance. Placed in the centre, it connotes an idea of digital divide.