Lately I've been working on redesigning book covers.
After I saw Olly Moss' Retro Videogame covers and Spacesick's I can Read movies I decided to try my hand, but staying in the book realm.
I've done 3 sets using the Penguin Marber Grid, but I'm currently working on recreating the Narnia series where I dumped the grid and am using my own design layout.
These were just fun exercises to keep making art.
Last edited by M. S. Corley; September 20th, 2009 at 11:15 PM.
These are fucking fantastic! I love fully painted stuff, but top notch graphic art just floors me. Well done! The last one especially is stunning, and I love the fact that there is exactly one photographic element in each one.
Somebody needs to hire you.
PS. Can't wait to see your Narnia covers.
very striking. you should approach publishers once you have the narnia series completed
Very interesting; I dig em!
Bravo' well done , thanks for sharing.
These were pretty clever, I liked your choices of scenes to show, thanks for sharing
these are really good
They have a consistent look and more important than that, they are a perfect example of a perfect communication graphic piece
i love these!
Awesome designs, and it's nice to see not so obvious scene choices in the Harry Potter ones (especially the last two!).
These are absolutely amazing.
I saw these posted up on another site, and I just love 'em. Really strong, graphic designs, and such a great retro feel to them. Even though I already have all of these books, I would buy them again if they were put out in these sets.
These are just fantastic.
Yay!! You posted your book designs!!! Did you ever hear back from WB/J.K. Rowling about the Harry Potter covers?
All I ever heard from Warner Bros is that I can't sell prints of them...
I sent my letter to JK last week with small prints of them inside, but who knows if her publishers will actually send them on to her.
I'm still hoping, but it looks grim.
makes me think of some Soul Bass works. Cool mood, the only thing that disurbed me a little, is that's a kind of system, and it works on each theme. But it works ! Carry on !!
Old Skool Cool Baby! Bring it on! If there's any crit to be made, the full front symmetrical layout pops up more than one time and it's noticable, but still i can't deny it works out. Wonder what those Narnia covers are going to look like ...
I reminds me of saul bass's graphic style. I love the bold angles and shapes on the cover.
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Most of these are simple, effective and look great.
I wish, however, that you had used some of the most obvious colour choices for each piece - to really get the titles across.
A couple of examples.... HP and the Goblet of Fire = Blue? Why not Orange, so it actually looks like fire. HP and the Half-Blood Prince = Green? Why not red for blood?
The Hostile Hospital = Neutral Grey/green, not very Hostile at all.
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