Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week.
This weeks theme is a Freebie with the theme of Book Covers. Now back in August I tweaked a Top Ten Tuesday prompt to show some love for some of my favourite Cover illustrators, designers and typography artists.
Today I’m going to revisit this idea featuring new covers and some new artists too and we can all wince again at how bad I am at describing art!
soft graphic shapes and brooding mood
The Girl Who Speaks Bear, No Ballet Shoes in Syria (Typography by Anneka Sandher) and the forthcoming Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things
Illustrator and Designer that makes cover magic.
Karl James Mountford
Bold Graphics and Quirky with a dash of darkness
Illustrator & Book designer wizard who always seems to capture the magic and feel of a book
The Queen of the Hidden Dust Jacket but also bright, angular and vibrant with a sense of movement
Dreamy, Airy and Pensive illustrations often with natural themes and a intricate heart
Shadowy Silhouettes and Skylines with a magical glow
The Nowhere Emporium and ElseWhere Emporium, Ned’s Circus of Marvels series, Orphans of the Tide, The Dalemark Quartet
Alex T Smith
In addition to his own projects, Alex T Smith has illustrated a number of covers in his Quirky and wryly observant style with plenty of playfulness
Grave Matter, Eva Ibbotson collection, Demelza and the Spirit Detectors along with collaborations such as Foxy Tales plus plenty of his own illustrated works such as Claude & Mr Penguin.
A fantastic designer that really captures childhood wonder in a book cover
iCosmo (illustration by Ben Mantle), The Dragon in the Library & The Monster in the Lake (illustration by Davide Ortu), Princess of Pets series (illustration by Olivia Chin Mueller), Max the Detective Cat (illustration by Nicola Kinnear), No Ballet Shoes in Syria (illustration by Kathrin Honesta & Typography by Anneka Sandher) The Boy who Flew (illustration by Ben Mantle)