Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Book Covers Before and After Text

It's time for another installment of Book Covers Before and After Text!

The cool thing about book covers is that they're made to work together with text, but they also stand on their own. I find it really interesting to see what book cover illustrations look like both with and without text. Here are some great examples from some insanely talented illustrators and designers.

Illustration by Lane Brown

 Illustration by Kevin Keele

 Illustration by Jason Chan

Illustration by Tristan Elwell

Illustration by P├ętur Atli Antonsson

 Illustration by Sam Weber


  1. This is a great series Kelley! You are introducing me to some new illustrators, too! Thanks!

    1. Glad you're enjoying them, Tora! Thanks for reading my blog!

  2. Wow this is an honor, thanks Kelley!
    I'm actually pretty bad a planning ahead for text placement. This composition just happened to be very simple, so it worked out. I like to compose the subject as large as I can for impact, but I see that would be especially difficult for big name authors like Brandon Sanderson! Sam Weber managed to make it work though.

    1. Sure thing, Lane! When I saw that illustration it was an immediate "I WISH I DREW THAT" moment.

  3. I really like this, but you don't have a like button. Why no button?? D:


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