Final with preliminary sketches below.

Cover for Turkish edition of My Inventions and Other Writings - Nikola Tesla

Final cover with gold foil case stamping below.

This poetry cover has matte lamination overall with spot varnish on the missing antler.

Final with preliminary sketch below.

Final cover for this poetry book with preliminary sketches below. From the brief: “The collection is intensely interested in the idea of homecoming – what it means to come home after war, how home functions as an extension of war.”

A preliminary comp from a while back.

Final with preliminary sketches below.

Final cover with preliminary sketches below. From the brief: “A pregnant witch in the old west hunts down the possessed man who killed her husband.”

I was really up for the challenge on this one - turning the standard genre tropes on their head, or hats in this case. In the first round of cover sketches, I really try and show a range of what could be possible. Some of the options might be more expected, but I always try and include one from left field . How far can you push up against the boundaries of the genre while still staying true to the book? I loved the idea of showing a cowboy hat with a twist. In the end we circled back to the 2 hats but went for a subtler approach by having the witch hat be the shadow of the cowboy hat.

I am showing the preliminary sketches roughly in the order they were presented.