Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Time-lapse video of book cover design

Cory Doctorow over at boing boing just posted a video of the design process going into a book cover (oddly enough, of a series I've been thinking of reading... once I finish the pile of fairy tale books on my desk).

My only sadness is that covers are increasingly designed using stock images. Of course, absolutely amazing covers can result from such tactics, particularly when done well, but part of what makes many children's book covers so vibrant is that artists are commissioned for a particular book and work with the text from scratch.

Or perhaps I'm just idealistic?

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