Friday, November 30, 2007

Cover Illustrations for J. S. Leatherbarrow Book

A Natural Body and A Spiritual Body, a collection of supernatural stories by J. S. Leatherbarrow, will be published in December 2007 by Ash-Tree Press. Recent books by this publisher utilize two Pantone colors, which might be considered restrictive by artists accustomed to four-color process. But graphic designers generally regard constraints as a challenge . . . since screens and tints and "reverses" (paper-white) extend the color pallette.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cover for Henry S. Whitehead Book

This Henry S. Whitehead book was published in 2007 by Ash-Tree Press. My concerns as an art director trump my needs as an illustrator, hence this digital collage in two ink colors. Illustrations can be emblematic; a two-headed snake evokes Vaudou.