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.