Wow, this month’s art contest is one for the books!
Can we just say? These book covers are LIT-erary! Thanks to all who took part 😄
Here’s what our judge Lee White had to say about the entries:
“The book covers that were turned in really impressed me. I didn't know what to expect with the type or how you would handle this project. Of course they looked amazing. I should be used to that by now!”
OK everybody, let’s get to it! First place goes to….Jenny Wine! She crushed the whole book cover thing with her eye-catching take on the The Stand. We would totally pick this up at the bookstore!
“OK, this is so freaking good I could probably talk about it forever. The things Jenny did right? EVERYTHING! Limited color that grabs your attention? CHECK! Skull carved out of other shapes implying a location? CHECK! Characters in strong silhouette? CHECK! Jenny gets nothing but praise from me on this one. Pro level for sure!”
Second place goes to Dima Eichhorn, for a fun and whimsical piece that captures the essence of childhood.
“For a book cover to do well it needs to have a very strong feeling to it. It needs to convey so many things at once to someone who sees it from across the bookstore. Dima's wonderful rendition of Pippi Longstocking hits all the right notes. It just has that ‘X’ factor that makes it seem just perfect for the subject matter. It's energetic and messy in the way kid's are. Nailed it!”
Niki Stage took 3rd place with her haunting spin on the classic childhood tale.
“Niki's wonderful version of Little Red is something you guys should really look at. By turning the shape of the forest into a menacing wolf shape, the art is doing two things at once. Jaime Zollars and I talk about this solution in the Book Cover class. It offers great economy and makes the artist look very smart! Nice type here too Niki! : )”
Well, that’s it for now! Great work everyone👍👍👍 Thanks again to all who took part, you guys rock!