Making of the Science Fiction book series

Overview   Process  

Creating draft designs for the covers. Sophisticated, time-consuming, and very costly:

Simplifying, adding complexity, selecting materials.:

Coming to the conclusion that the problem calls for simple design and clever use of materials:

No, still too morbid. Trying using crumpled paper of different colors for the covers, leather for the binding edge, and luminescent highlights:

First okay drafts to show to the client:

Leather becoming eventual choice over paper:

Meanwhile, working on the logo:

Regular dust jackets suggested instead of cases, so that true collectioners could just through them away. Yet still, cases won.

Elaborating the layout:

Choosing the flyleaf illustration:

Summarizing the results into detailed guidelines:

Getting lots of comments and suggestions:

Order a design...