From Wikipedia, a nightmare (night+mare) is an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong negative emotional response from the mind, typically fear or horror, but also despair, anxiety and great sadness. The dream may contain situations of danger, discomfort, psychological or physical terror. Sufferers usually awaken in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a prolonged period of time. From this backdrop and in every literal sense, we try to project the word ‘nightmare’ in its most basic sense in
our proposed cover design for this week. Looking at the expressions on the faces of the victims used here shows so much sorrow, grief, pain, despair and horror brought on them by the evil perpetrations of the Boko Haram sect. This design option seeks to draw emotions from prospective readers. The human factor element was a major consideration for us in putting together this cover design.
Based on the concept (option 1) we had in mind, we took quite some time to choose photographs of the Boko Haram bombings victims. The pictures were really quite touching as one could feel the pain, grief and sorrow affected people suffered. The feeling was virtually as though one could touch it. It was conspicuously written all over them. Your heart would bleed indeed if we could show you the very gory and really humanly offensive photographs of victims being rescued. Some of them had their legs ripped off their bodies by the bombs. It’s really nothing to write about, REALLY it isn’t!
Some of the pictures we finally chose were taken to Adobe Photoshop and traced to suit our layout in Coreldraw. The photographs was then placed in Coreldraw and other elements added before we exported the whole elements to Adobe Indesign and finally re-exported same as a pdf file for our print bureau.