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Book design


British Dental Journal (BDJ) Books, 2014

Work by: Martin Barker
Skills: Design, graphic illustration and layout
Applications: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

I was commissioned to create a series of four book cover designs for BDJ Books. This included the layout of the first book ‘Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education’ (SBoOHE) and new covers for ‘Medical Emergencies’, ‘Infection Control’ and ‘Radiography’. The new books were promoted on a range of print and online publications.
The BDJ produces books that provide expert advice across a range of clinical and non-clinical subjects, from statistics to surgery, covering all areas of dentistry and general practice.

Initially commissioned to redesign the cover and layout of the highly acclaimed book ‘SBoOHE’, the brief was extended to create a further three covers for ‘Medical Emergencies’, ‘Infection Control’ and ‘Radiography’.
The cover design features a stylised head, which changes to reflect the subject of each book i.e. SBoOHE – mouth; infection control – mask; Managing emergencies – bandage; Radiography – x-ray of teeth. Strong solid colours also differentiate each book and complement each other to create a strong set of designs.

Scientific Basis of Oral Health: front and back cover

Scientific Basis of Oral Health: front and back cover

Infection control: front cover

Infection control: front cover

Medical Emergencies: front cover

Medical Emergencies: front cover

Radiography: front cover

Radiography: front cover

All four covers

All four covers: Scientific Basis of Oral Health, Medical Emergencies, Radiography and Infection control

Scientific Basis of Oral Health: Spread

Scientific Basis of Oral Health: Spread

SBoOHE: Spread (closeup)

Scientific Basis of Oral Health: Spread (closeup)

SBoOHE: Magazine advert

Scientific Basis of Oral Health: Magazine advert

BDJ Books web page

BDJ Books web page