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Thread: The Positivity Cover Art Thread
July 24th, 2011, 07:14 AM #496
I don't have a problem with SF covers popping up here; I just think it would be nice for the SF forum too. Lookee, steampunk!
July 24th, 2011, 08:19 AM #497
That's on my Amazon wishlist. The cover looks amazing! I've not heard anything about the book itself, though.
July 26th, 2011, 07:30 AM #498
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From Night Shade Books:
July 26th, 2011, 09:36 AM #499
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I love those Nightshade re-releases. I'm dying to get my hands on that book too.
July 26th, 2011, 12:14 PM #500
Try to go with slightly smaller images when you can, folks. Some people's computers can't handle the large ones.
July 26th, 2011, 01:18 PM #501
I know we don't have an official rule or anything, but I try to keep mine no higher than 600 pixels
I do like the covers Cook gets, though.
July 26th, 2011, 01:54 PM #502
This is perhaps my favourite cover in a long time. I love the simplistic look, white backgrounds, the translusant threads of colour on monotone. I mean, the book was a bit of a letdown but I love this cover.
This chick looks more like a pixie or a wasp or something, but okay.
July 26th, 2011, 02:03 PM #503
I do like the slightly minimalist covers Gollancz have for Sanderson, but I must confess I much prefer the Tor US covers for the series:
I have the boxset with all three. It's purty.
July 26th, 2011, 02:18 PM #504
Since we can only say nice things in this thread, the only cover I'll mention from Luya Sevrein's post is the eye-popping awesomeness that is Jon Sullivan's Spring-Heeled Jack cover.
July 26th, 2011, 02:54 PM #505
Wha-at? I like simplistic covers.
But yes, Spring-Heeled Jack was too epic.
I do like those covers, too, the US Mistborn ones, but... Nyeh, minimalism. <3
August 26th, 2011, 06:21 AM #506
I thought I'd add a new cover to my 'favourites' It's for a book I'm somewhere in the region of 1600-2400 pages away from reading, but I do quite like the Orbit UK cover, which is a bit unusual for me.
It's the cover for book 4 of Tad William's Memory, Sorrow & Thorn, named To Green Angel Tower: Storm (Which I believe is actually part two of book three, but I could be wrong).
Sadly, that's the biggest I could find. I like the lighting effect on it, along with the colours. It's quite simplistic, but interesting to look at. I do think it'd look better without the text floating about over the imagery, but it's still fairly good with it on.
August 26th, 2011, 05:33 PM #507
I am not going to say anything rude about what I consider to be a bunch of [something rude snipped here before KatG send over the Brute Squad] covers. But, old fart that I am, I have recently rediscovered the greatness of Penguin's SF covers of the 1960s. I mean if you are going to have cover art on your books why not get some decent artists? Kandinski, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, René Magritte, or, in this case, Picasso:
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August 26th, 2011, 06:15 PM #508
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Great link, JM.
August 26th, 2011, 09:15 PM #509
August 26th, 2011, 10:50 PM #510
I think forty years ago, it was probably easier to handle the permission fees for using Picasso artwork on a bookcover.
The reason I play Brute Squad in this thread is so that there is a place where people can put up a variety of cover art, without hearing whining about it.
So we can have hyperstylized, comics style book covers, like used on Andy Remic's Gemmell-Moorcock type series:
And blurred, color-soaked art like for Jo Walton's Among Others:
Stark graphics like for The Sun, the Moon & the Stars by Stephen Brust:
Tin-type photo effects with partial people like for The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley:
And images and objects used as framing devices like for Karen Marie Moning's Shadowfever:
Variety. Without whining.