June 25, 2010

cover art

These are the covers of catalogs put out by book publishers. I love them all for different reasons.

The top one is a catalog of fashion-related books. I love the messiness on the wide brushstrokes, the way they are almost abstract but so carefully capture the movement of the figures. Repetition is a design tool that always works well.

The middle one has some intricate illustration that I always admire. I like that it appears to be a doodle in black ink later filled in with color. And who doesn't admire hand-drawn typography? The bottom one is a photograph of some kind of embroidery – a handicraft way beyond my skill level. Just gorgeous.

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