Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Today, We Talk About Cover Art

From Orbit Books, how a book cover gets made (in just two minutes):



And then there's this...

9 comments:

Michael Stone said...

Heh, kudos to Orbit for getting me to look at one of their titles for a whole two minutes. Makes you realise too, that years of learning and experience go into creating a good cover.

Aaron Polson said...

Michael - Yeah, like a whole six hours. Wow. I hope I can find such practical uses for clip art someday.

Demon Hunter said...

Wow. Very interesting, Aaron. Thanks for sharing it. ;-D

Cate Gardner said...

I think I'm a little dizzy now (who am I kidding, I was dizzy before I watched it).

Your cover is pretty too - assuming it is your cover? :D

Sophie Playle said...

Ooh, awesome. haha, I loved the 'Revise aka The Eifle Tower isn't built yet' bit.

Aaron Polson said...

Tyhitia - Dizzying, at least.

Cate - Me too. (and the bottom is a "cover in progress")

Sophie - Yeah, like "The Eifle Tower isn't built yet" but the helicopter thingy is good-to-go. ;)

Paula Ray said...

Cool video, Aaron. This makes me want to learn to use photoshop and play. They were cutting and pasting away not creating their own images, but the result was a great visual. Your cover is awesome - the upside down man works so well with the title and it demands the eye, which is what a cover should do.

Natalie L. Sin said...

"Oops, the Eiffle Tower wasn't built yet."

Tee hee : )

katey said...

Cover in progress is rather brilliant.