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Classic Book Cover Redesign: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Book Cover Illustrations: Classic Book Cover Redesign
Every classic book needs a modernized bookcover to appeal to the crowds of the modern age.
I began with thumbnail concepts ranging from veiled faces to living paintings. In the end, I had it narrowed down to two concepts I couldn't choose between, so I painted both.
The first is a narrative cover, entitled "Dusty Secrets", with important bits of the story peeking through the veil of a dynamic moment that captures the intrigue of a younger audience.
"Dusty Secrets" Feb. 2015. Watercolor. 22” x 11.5”
Character and story (c) Oscar Wilde
Concept (c) Pam Kimball
"The Picture of Dorian Gray: Cover Redesign" Feb. 2015. Watercolor, Adobe Photoshop additions, Adobe InDesign. 16.5” x 8”
Character and story (c) Oscar Wilde
Concept (c) Pam Kimball
 
The second is a symbolic take on perserving beauty, catering to the conceptual reader with a more serious tone.
"Fading Butterfly" Feb. 2015. Watercolor. 9.5” x 12”
Concept (c) Pam Kimball
"The Picture of Dorian Gray: Cover Alt. Redesign" Feb. 2015. Watercolor, Adobe Photoshop additions, Adobe InDesign. 22” x 11.5”
Character and story (c) Oscar Wilde
Concept (c) Pam Kimball
Happily Be!
Classic Book Cover Redesign: The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Every classic book needs a modernized bookcover to appeal to the crowds of the modern age. The first is a narrative cover, with important bits of Read More
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