Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 51
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Hello Everyone

    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.

    Enjoy.

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)Attachment 645938
    Last edited by M. S. Corley; September 20th, 2009 at 10:15 PM.
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to M. S. Corley For This Useful Post:


  4. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    762
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 113 Times in 96 Posts
    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.
    Nathan's Journal

    http://sabrepunk.com/

  5. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NathanLong View Post
    These are fucking fantastic!

    Somebody needs to hire you.
    Thanks Man! That makes me feel great.

    I'm still re-reading Narnia, I'm on the Silver Chair... but hopefully I'll finish them in the next week or so.
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    87
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    very striking. you should approach publishers once you have the narnia series completed

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Very interesting; I dig em!

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    ILLINOIS the land of lincoln
    Posts
    2,296
    Thanks
    1,583
    Thanked 310 Times in 306 Posts
    Bravo' well done , thanks for sharing.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    These were pretty clever, I liked your choices of scenes to show, thanks for sharing

  10. #8
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts
    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Shanghai, China
    Posts
    139
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
    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

    Excellent work
    Alejandro Díaz
    VISUAL DEVELOPMENT ARTIST

    WEBSITE: http://alejodiaz.com/
    TUMBLR:
    http://alejo-diaz.tumblr.com/
    DEVIANTART:
    http://alejodiaz.deviantart.com/
    COMMISIONS STATUS: OPEN

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3,969
    Thanks
    170
    Thanked 993 Times in 370 Posts
    I love these. Very fun and great designs.

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    627
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 117 Times in 116 Posts
    I like a lot cover for "dark material" trilogy! great work!

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    143
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
    i love these!

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    717
    Thanks
    932
    Thanked 291 Times in 208 Posts
    Awesome designs, and it's nice to see not so obvious scene choices in the Harry Potter ones (especially the last two!).

  16. #14
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts
    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to M. S. Corley For This Useful Post:


  18. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Central Europe
    Posts
    443
    Thanks
    59
    Thanked 99 Times in 48 Posts
    hey man! all I can say is wow!
    very well executed lovely style exercises! its great how you reflect even for smallest characteristics of the screenprinting and its a BIG extra that you communicate the mood of each story perfectly.
    congrats and keep on posting!

  19. #16
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    These are absolutely amazing.

  20. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,611
    Thanks
    550
    Thanked 1,313 Times in 417 Posts
    I first ran across these on ffffound.com. They are great. I love how the elements come together.

  21. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    76
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    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.

  22. #19
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts
    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to M. S. Corley For This Useful Post:


  24. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    So-Cal
    Posts
    3,426
    Thanks
    2,994
    Thanked 1,780 Times in 850 Posts
    I dig your simple design since. It has a comforting vibe to it. Although I don't find it appropriate for fantasy titles, I still dig it and must congradulate you on your success.

  25. #21
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridge UK
    Posts
    5,457
    Thanks
    6,453
    Thanked 4,524 Times in 2,458 Posts
    These are just fantastic.

  26. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    883
    Thanked 102 Times in 43 Posts
    Yay!! You posted your book designs!!! Did you ever hear back from WB/J.K. Rowling about the Harry Potter covers?

  27. #23
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts
    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.
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work

  28. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    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 !!

  29. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    same place as ever
    Posts
    2,153
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 695 Times in 467 Posts
    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 ...

  30. #26
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts
    The Narnia's are going to be a lot different, it wont have the thick blacks I've been doing for the others... And it will use more than one color on each cover...
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work

  31. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    USA CA
    Posts
    2,239
    Thanks
    2,287
    Thanked 904 Times in 506 Posts
    I reminds me of saul bass's graphic style. I love the bold angles and shapes on the cover.
    Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=85628

  32. #28
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 55 Times in 30 Posts
    The Chronicles Of Narnia...

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)

    Book Covers (Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory Update)
    Jesus Loves

    Blog www.mscorley.blogspot.com
    Tumblr www.mscorley.tumblr.com
    corleyms@yahoo.com
    @corleyms

    Available for work

  33. The Following User Says Thank You to M. S. Corley For This Useful Post:


  34. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Whangarei, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,804
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 144 Times in 144 Posts
    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.
    my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997

    www.sevans.co.nz , for more images and to kill time.

  35. #30
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,202
    Thanks
    4,876
    Thanked 16,684 Times in 5,021 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SEVANS View Post
    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?
    You haven't read the books, have you?
    If you had you would know that both of those are the obvious, correct color choices.

    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron

  36. The Following User Says Thank You to Elwell For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Art: The TeeVee Familly-Charlie and the Chocolate factory
    By stathis in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 15th, 2009, 12:33 PM
  2. Art: Chocolate Room - Charlie and the Chocolate factory
    By stathis in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: June 12th, 2009, 02:34 AM
  3. Art: Book Covers/Personal Paintings (update on 07/19/09)
    By taeyoungchoi in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: May 19th, 2009, 04:00 PM
  4. Art: *** New Book Covers *** (small update, pg2)
    By DSillustration in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: October 23rd, 2007, 11:52 AM
  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Teaser
    By NoUseFrAName in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: March 10th, 2005, 10:25 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast