Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week.
This weeks theme is Cover Redesigns I Loved/Hated (submitted by Rachelle @ Shell’s Stories)
Sorry, instead of comparisons I’m going to sprinkle some love and celebrate some of my favourite cover illustrators, typography artists and designers- now there are many more but these are the ten that grabbed my attention when planning this so sorry if I’ve left you out!!
Thank you to these illustrators and so many more I haven’t had time to celebrate here for making books so beautiful on the outside too 💜. To amend a phrase from the new Mary Poppins the cover may not be the book, but it sure helps one take a look.
And we can all chortle at how bad I am at describing art!
The Queen Of Rococoesque swirly gorgeousness – add foiling and my goodness!
Evocative worlds that grasp the imagination and fantastic especially at dragons
Tom Clohosy Cole
Absolute Magician with skies, beautiful landscapes with a slight Manhattan- 1920s graphic Art Deco touch.
Helen Crawford White
if you see studio Helen on your book it’s by this lady and she has had her eye and/or hand as illustrator or designer over some of the most beautiful book covers
Super versatile artist with a strong graphic look, stunning and evocative is the signature.
Matt has a gift with light and chiaroscuro. His gorgeous covers often feature the viewer looking out from darkness into an incredible landscape.
Beautiful and a real feeling of hand inked sketching and lines comes across in Julias illustrations which are layered with detail.
Sweep, Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, Beetle Boy, The Liszts
Hand letterer extraordinaire, some of the most evocative typography is from the hand of Joel