Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Covers and cloth spines and paperboats and sea serpents



Over the past couple of weeks I have been pretending to tidy up the house, doing the odd bit of painting, getting a text together and dusting the digital cobwebs off the bookcase on my website.
In conversation with Tessa from Barefoot yesterday she was very positive about the text for Little Evie, so I am going to try and put some rough images together with it. She also talked about the cover for Starlight Sailor. It seems that with all the artwork in now the cover has been looked at again and a different approach has been taken. The idea of a cloth spine has now been dropped as it made the book look too old. It is strange how all these small decisions can so change the look and the feel of the book. Of the two sent through to me I so much prefer the first image, which I think looks great, very strong. If you click on the images you can see larger versions.
Still waiting to see the type design on the inside.

5 comments:

quiltcat said...

How exciting! Yes i agree absolutely, the first cover is better, very focussed and strong (and the colors seem more saturated) while the second cover seems too busy and sort of greyed-out.

Buskitten said...

Hi Jac, yes I like the first one too - but WOW! It's just so amazing, so beautiful - you must be so thrilled and so proud....it really is the most magical, gorgeous book! Fandabbydoosy ( as that weird little schoolboy lady said, I think!)

Joanna Dover said...

Yep! definitely prefer the first cover! how exciting.

NAL said...

Definitely like the first image better - "strong" is a good word for it!

Cheers!

Carrie said...

Hi Jackie,
I agree upon the first cover too, it allows you to focus on the little boy and his dog without distractions (wonderful as they are!) Can't wait to see it in the book shops...
Carrie...