samedi 5 janvier 2013

here is a fun one.

A book for men who have little attention span, and will only read 15 minutes before going to bed, and want to become better in social circles.

A Gentleman's Bedside Book
Tons of trivia information that will make you look gook.

1. First, some ideas using the MANLY world of chic, fashion, cosmetics, retro macho chic.

 2. First choice was concentrating onthe BEDSIDE aspect of the book and a MAD MEN graphic feel, maybe with some macho touches like a woman in the background (if you think that makes it more manly, will agree with my editor...I have NO need for a naked babe to feel like a gentleman...but I digress).
 3. In the end, a more RETRO direction was chosen, as the last book by the author followed this look.
The point was also to show the multiplicity of subjects and the fun writting style.
 4. VOILA the final cover. Beautifull hard bound cover, with old paper wrap and style.

...PS: It was also published in France.

I succeded in posting new images despite the new system.
Yeah, yeah, I'm one of those "old school" guys who have a hard time with all the new web and surf technology...
If you must call me a name or put a label on little old moi, do not use "old"...I prefer "classic", "old school", or even better "retro"...this last one meaning old'ish but cool.

Yeah, I may be "old school" but FAR from old.


Anyway, here is another cover for you.

The brief: The Mammoth Book of NEW IQ PUZZLES

 1.Here are some of the ideas...the direction being fun and science.
2. HERE IS THE FINAL COVER. After much thinking, the more fun routes were discarted and a slightly more serious route, where the I and the Q builded shapes and puzzles, was chosen.


Ok, sorry for this short message, but I just spent 30 minutes typing a full explination and it did not publish.
This is a quick one as a test. IF THIS WORKS I'll EXPLAIN THE FOLLOWING POSTS.

Short and sweet, these are the ideas of the TON OF BOOK COVERS I've been doing.

cover for the Mammoth Book of Modern Horror-Volume 20

1.fist ideas

 2. second ideas
 3. CHOSEN ROUTE from the first group of ideas...this is the finished cover

What do YOU think?
I still love some of the first computer sketches, two of them became covers for NICHOLAS VINCE books. Fortunatly I never throw anything away.