Sunday, January 4, 2009

End of the semester



For the last assignment of the semester, we had to do a book cover of our choice. I chose the young adult novel "The Luxe" as I figured it was a subject matter I had not yet attempted (as in teenage girl books)! Needless to say, I feel like it is one of my most successful images of the semester and I am really pleased with the overall feel of the painting as well as the typography. It basically solidified my happiness with doing books and portraits for my thesis.

Speaking of thesis, I might as well let the cat out of the bag. I will be doing book covers of "classic/popular" literature as well as illustrations of the authors. So far the list of the books is as follows:

- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

And other possible but depending on time possibilities:

- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

So as you can see, I have quite a bit of reading/drawing/conceptualizing ahead of me. Not to mention one final fact about this project. That I will fully design the dust jackets for the covers (including the typography) and rebind paperback editions of the books to have the dust jackets wrapped around at my thesis. It's going to be a lot of hard work but damnit, I am determined.

And here's a grouchy typewriter lady for giggles. Hope everyone had an amazing holiday. One semester to go!


7 comments:

Andy Espinoza said...

Thx for the comment. I saw your new site and its looking good :) Look forward to your thesis as well

Raven Herrera said...

The bookcover looks beautiful girl, that market might really be up your alley, gorgeous.

Lindsey Lydecker said...

the book cover is stunning. You never stop amazing me.

lindsaykay said...

loving the type-writer lady :]

Erin McGuire said...

Maybe this will be a good resource for you then- http://bookcoverarchive.com/

If you haven't already, check out book one by chip kidd, i know it's in the library and it was a great resource for me for getting some type ideas. Book covers are a noble endeavor and I'm sure you'll have fun with them. New stuff looks awesome!

-Erin

Jens said...

yes i like this!

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