Justin Mezell, Winner of Re-Covered Books: ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’

Justin Mezell, Winner of Re-Covered Books: 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'

I’ve been really excited and proud by the outpouring of amazing entries for the Re-Covered Books contest featuring Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. I need to give a huge thanks to the mant talented artists, designers and creatives that decided to enter into the contest. That said, there can only be one winner, and that honor goes to Justin Mezell.

I was most impressed with Justin’s work because of the unique look and style of his entry. At the bottom there’s what looks like to me like one of the androids eyes, and wired up to that is a tiny core that contains a little sheep. Okay, I think it could have possibly been better without the inclusion sheep, but at least it was tastefully done. I also felt like the color combination of orange, blue, charcoal and creme were well picked and complimented each other nicely. The other big factor that really works for me was Justin’s consideration of the typography for the title. There were a lot of entries that didn’t really do a great job on the type, that was a deal breaker for me, but his use of Univers was a nice change from all the Futura. Not hating on Futura, but in a field of a whole lot of Futura, this stands out quite a bit. Justin did a great job of thinking his entry all the way through, and I think he’s totally deserving of being a winner.

Yet again, a big thanks to Justin and all the other creatives who entered. I’ll be sure to announce the next Re-Covered Books contest next week, so be sure to get ready. If you have any suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments section.


August 9, 2011 / By