HEY BLOG. Remember that book cover project I was doing? I finally did another cover, in the theme of the first. (And by “theme” I mean MAP OUTLINES YAY.)
I just recently read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and it was SO GOOD. I’ll blog about that more later, but right now, check out the book cover it had:
Although it is certainly lovely, and certainly not the only cover edition in existence, I made this one, which you should click on because it looks better when it’s bigger:
The process went like this: First, I wanted this cover to look sort of like the other one I did. I did an outline of all the counties in England because the book takes place there and also because of the whole mythology surrounding Norfolk, which is awesome. (If you haven’t read this book, seriously go read it right now.) Then I put an image of the Norfolk coastline (with edited colors hurrah!) in the background of all this, and the lines of the counties started looking super heavy and lame. Ignoring that, I put the fake Judy Bridgewater (used in the movie) in the Norfolk space, but she looked even lamer. In the end, I went simpler. No county lines, no Judy Bridgewater. To keep with the last cover, same font and overall spacing.
PROJECTS ARE FUN.
Midnight Harry Potter + Career Fair at 9 A.M. + Graduation Luncheon + 3 Hour Nap = Forgetting to Blog Yesterday. BUT the movie was fabulous, the career fair was exciting, the lunch was delicious, and the nap was much needed. In any case today, my first post-student day ever, I started a new project in which I remake book covers of my favorite books.
The first I worked on today is a cover for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Here is the actual cover of the book (click to make bigger):
And here is my version (again, click to make bigger):
I was thinking of the story of the Sixth Borough when I put it together, since that’s one of my favorite parts of the book. On top of that, Oskar, the protagonist, travels all over the city. I also wanted something simple and minimalist. I do love the cover shown; it’s the version that I have of the book. Everyone read it, by the way. It’s so so so so so good.
Anyway, hopefully I’ll be doing one of these every few days. Now that SPI is over, I certainly have time.