Apr 24, 2011

Super Cover Sunday {2}

A Meme dedicated to discussing book covers. Pick a new cover artist or book cover each sunday and discuss what you like about the design.

As a Graphic Designer I have a fondess for beautiful art and would like to one day design covers myself. I know many readers are attracted to a lot of books because of their covers. I know I for one even though I try my best to look beyond the cover can't resist a big with amazing art. I decided that every Sunday I'm going to promote a book cover artist or a book cover that I like and why.

This Week: Cover for the Allie Beckstrom Series by Devon Monk
This weeks cover artist is my number one favorite : Larry Rostant 

Larry Rostant is one of the most sough after fantasy and historical cover artist of the moment, and even if his work is a manipulation of photos, it's done with taste and in a really effective way.

I chose his work for Devon Monks Allie Beckstrom Series. I'm currently reading the latest of her books and I always seems to like the consistency of style in each new book. Each one always has an interesting symbol that is represented in the story. The tattoos on the character Allie I feel are really done well on the model almost looking like there actually on her and not done digitally. I always like when an artist is able to use a live model and not make it look cheesy.  Also the color use is beautiful, setting the mood for whats to come in the story, it gives a tone or a bit of spoiler in what to expect. Their not most absolute favorite covers but I really enjoy them. Plus I LOVE the series :)

What are some of your favorite covers?
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  1. I love this idea, i will participate next week.

  2. Hope you have an amazing day! :) Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com/