Tuesday, June 5, 2012

visiting my old life (cover design)

I recently finished a stint filling in at my old job. One of the authors I designed a cover for over the past few weeks was especially thrilled with my work, so I thought I'd share it here.



The design started out much worse than it ended up. I figured out pretty early on that the photograph I'd considered using wasn't going to cut it (pun intended), so nixed it after a couple of attempts to integrate it, and went all free-hand with the pen tool in illustrator working up layers . . .

The book is forthcoming this month from Wipf & Stock Publishers. You can also follow the blog of the author, Sarah Wells, just by clicking her name.

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions about book cover design, please put 'em in the comments below, and I'll do my best to answer them, using my (limited) knowledge. Chip Kidd I ain't.

(p.s. You can make the images on this page larger just by clicking on them, but you probably already knew that.)

1 comment:

Sarah Wells said...

Yeah, baby, I like the book design! ;) Thanks for linking up with my blog - it was fun to hear a little about your process. I had no idea how that book cover was going to come together - burning bushes are ugly sons-a-guns as far as shrubs go (they ain't no rose), and the best I could do graphic-wise was find a stained glass window of a burning bush. But this is WAY better. ;)

Thanks again!