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    Illustrated book cover design for a local author, including all artwork and cover flaps. Interior B&W illustrations were also created for this pr… Read More
    Illustrated book cover design for a local author, including all artwork and cover flaps. Interior B&W illustrations were also created for this project, see the other entry in my profile. Medium: Digital illustration (Photoshop and Illustrator) Fonts used: Hand Shop by Fontscafe Read Less
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Book Cover Design and Illustration for
Plug Ugly Ball: A Mobtown Tale of Bullies & Baseball
Client: John Thomas Everett, published by Baltimore Bookworks

Mr. Everett wanted his historical fiction to evoke the late 19th century time period it was set in, but we also needed to make sure it didn't look like it belonged in the non-fiction section. Custom illustration integrating key themes of the story were combined with period engravings of the Baltimore setting to give it a historic feel with a modern sensbility. Gentle textures in the imagery and a soft matte finish on the slipcover completed the look. This project  also included custom interior illustrations that evoke period engravings. 

Read  about how this cover was made on my blog:
Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3

Specifications: Slipcover, including endflaps and spine, for hardcover book, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Fonts by fontscafe.com