Recently I’ve produced some new book covers for Manifold Press. I’ve been a graphic designer for more years than I can count and working for the Press has been, and continues to be, a joy.
After an in-depth month or so, I came up with various designs and through a process of elimination and tweaking, the Press chose the final design. Variations were created there upon to identify the book title’s genre – contemporary has a photographic background and historical has an illustrative background. The colour band indicates blue for Fiction or red for Romance. To date we have produced four covers plus a fifth for their new imprint Espresso Shots.
I’ve also produced a cover for Julie Bozza’s re-released The Fine Point of His Soul.
Across Your Dreams by Jay Lewis Taylor. This is in the historical genre so has an illustration as the front cover image. The painting is called Gas Chamber at Seaford by Frederick Varley. The colours the artist has chosen are muted, tonal, and haunting. It has a blue band for Fiction. See it here.
Caravaggio’s Angel by Chris Quinton. This is in the paranormal genre so has a photograph as the front cover image. This is a shot of gardens in Malta. The ghostly figure amongst the arches and his shadow with wings is photoshopped, unless of course he was really there…? It has a red band for Romance. See it here.
Under Leaden Skies by Sandra Lindsey. This is in the historical genre so has an illustration as the front cover image. The original painting was very blue but because of the title, the author requested the sky to be darkened. It has a blue band for Fiction. See it here.
Eleventh Hour by Elin Gregory. This is in the historical genre so has an illustration as the front cover image. This is a poster from a collection from the London Transport Museum. I love this atmospheric painting with the splash of red that is the underground sign. It has a red band for Romance. See it here.
Like People by R.A. Padmos. This is the first book in the new Espresso Shots imprint. The cover will remain the same for following titles creating a suite of books. See it here.
The Fine Point of His Soul by Julie Bozza. This book cover was produced for my good friend Julie Bozza. I love the colours in this illustration and the look in his eye. See it here.