Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Book Cover: The Best of Lady Churchill's (2007)

Update: here's the actual published version of the book, front and back. You can get it via Amazon.


Another job I recently finished was for Del Rey for The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, which if you don't know already, you really should. It's the fabulous semi-regular zine published by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, and if you don't know them, you should as well. Go to their awesome venture Small Beer Press and check it out.

Anyway, I had designed Elizabeth Hand's Generation Loss cover (see somewhere below in this blog) for them and that worked out nicely, so they had recommended me to Del Rey for this job. I came up with three completely different comps which were thrown around for a while. The final cover contained parts of one of the comps but really went in a different direction altogether. It was a nice project.

At top is basically the final cover (some quotes, logos, and other adjustments will be made by Del Rey/Random House)

This (below) was my favorite comp of the bunch, though I can see how they wanted something a little different. The great thing about rejected comps is that you can use them for other projects. This comp became the 2007 Clarion West poster (see below in the blog to check this out).