Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Cover for Penguin

I'm not going to mention the name of the book, or the bestselling author who wrote it, as this isn't the image that's going to be adorning it when it emerges. Unfortunately it wasn't something that Penguin's sales and marketing department felt they could work with.

Short term disappointment aside, it was a hugely fun job, and having made a few friends within such a prestigious publisher in the process, I'm not complaining!

As an aside, I got the job thanks to this old portfolio piece:

The art team liked the wham-bam dynamics and perspective, and asked for it to form the basis of the new image. So it's basically a remix. Always good fun to re-visit olden efforts and see what else you can do with them!


Dave Morris said...

It's a great picture, but (sorry, I know you'll hate me saying this) I prefer the original b&w one. It's that car - the angle and everything says speed and energy so well!

Nelson Evergreen said...

Cheers Dave! Seeing as the original pic was a case of me doing exactly what I wanted to, I'm perfectly happy to hear you say you prefer that one :)