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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    very striking. you should approach publishers once you have the narnia series completed

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    Very interesting; I dig em!

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    Bravo' well done , thanks for sharing.

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    These were pretty clever, I liked your choices of scenes to show, thanks for sharing

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    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

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    I love these. Very fun and great designs.

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    I like a lot cover for "dark material" trilogy! great work!

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    i love these!

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    Awesome designs, and it's nice to see not so obvious scene choices in the Harry Potter ones (especially the last two!).

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    Thanks for the comments everyone!











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    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!

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    These are absolutely amazing.

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    I first ran across these on ffffound.com. They are great. I love how the elements come together.

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    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.

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    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.

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    These are just fantastic.

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    Yay!! You posted your book designs!!! Did you ever hear back from WB/J.K. Rowling about the Harry Potter covers?

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    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.

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    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 !!

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    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 ...

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    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...

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    I reminds me of saul bass's graphic style. I love the bold angles and shapes on the cover.

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    The Chronicles Of Narnia...















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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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    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.


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