What About Bob, book cover.

Wyzzy93

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Hi, does anybody have the book cover for "Baby Steps" from the Bill Murray movie What About Bob?
I've searched for it and I think it used to be online but link to it are dead now. Like the below but in higher quality.
thanks for reading.
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RafalFett

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While not perfect, I managed to do this:
Baby Steps Book Cover.png

Only the photo is from the image posted by you, and while not all the fonts are the correct one, it is close enough to fool some of you at a first viewing. I might redo the text(s) with better fonts in the near future, but until then, have fun!
 

Wyzzy93

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While not perfect, I managed to do this:
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Only the photo is from the image posted by you, and while not all the fonts are the correct one, it is close enough to fool some of you at a first viewing. I might redo the text(s) with better fonts in the near future, but until then, have fun!
Thank you so much for this, it really looks great!
I have managed to find the higher res versions with the wayback machine and the text for the other inlay flap from the original sold prop, if you do decide to tinker with it further. If I had the skills I'd do it myself, I don't.
 

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RafalFett

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I corrected the text on the right flap and added a partial text to the left flap (some of the text there is repeated from the right flap). Also corrected the colors for the front cover:
Baby Steps Book Cover.png

More info from the original artist here ==> Baby Steps… and here ==> Movie Design - DarenDoc’s Slightly Nifty Musings Inc. (you'll have to scroll down a bit).

Edit - reupdated the image with correct-ish fonts.
 
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Wyzzy93

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I love it! This was a better result than I hoped for when I made the post, this is gonna look great randomly sitting on my bookshelf. Rafalfett you are a star!
 

Wyzzy93

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Got it printed and found a book the correct size. Looks brilliant.
 

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RafalFett

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Managed to finally print the cover on A3+ glossy paper in 2 pieces and glued together with double sided adhesive tape. The book is almost a good fit, but the thickness is not good, so I couldn't close the book with the cover without moving the crease of the inside flaps (which I won't do). I'll have to do my own book in the near future to fit the cover:
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RafalFett

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The text of this post was taken from my Highlander replica book post (here ==> Highlander) and adapted to this thread.

When in doubt... do your own fake book:

The cover was made of cardboard cut to size and dressed with plain paper glued on with ordinary paper glue stick:
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The fake pages were achieved by cutting several pieces of 5mm thick PVC foam boards glued together and on the cardboard cover with superglue:
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Then the hard cover was dressed with a copy of the hard cover jacket printed on plain paper:
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Note that the first and last pages are actual pages, this way the real book feeling is a great way to fool most people.

And a final shot of the book:
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Have fun!
 

RafalFett

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Never say never!

After l finally looked at some screen shots, I noticed that the hard cover was covered in a 2 tone material, possibly paper for blue and textile for red:
Screen 01.png

This led to this (you can see that I replaced the first and last pages with a grayscale version, while the hard cover design is just a reinterpretation of the cover jacket model):
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And it looks that the red multifaceted star has no black outline:
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So, I changed the cover accordingly:
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Here is the modified cover jacket and the new hard cover design, but also the first and last pages:
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Baby Steps Book First Page.png

Baby Steps Book Last Page.png

Have fun with these!
 

RafalFett

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Because Bob's t-shirt is equally representative to this movie, I did the huge writing seen on the oversized t-shirt he wears in almost half of the scenes:
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Bob's T-Shirt.png

And the writing with transparent background (there's a thin, white border on the image boundary, but can be easily removed if needed):
Bob's T-Shirt Writing.png

The font name is Helvetica Ultra Compressed, but the apostrophes were drawn from scratch (couldn't find a matching one, only pretty close).
 

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