THE MORAN PRESS PROCESS HOW ART BECOMES A BOOK COVER
Good morning from Moran Press.
This post will outline the process of turning cover art into the final version you see at Amazon.
The first part of the process is the author collaborating with the artist to produce cover art that will form the foundation of the product. Watch the video of Gabriel discussing the process and his thoughts on art covers. Catch a glimpse of all his book covers. Great stuff in the video.
The Art of Raymond R Kilburn
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Once the cover art gets created, it's on to the next step of the process. The transformation from art into book cover.
One of my main goals when beginning this process - creating an arresting book product while also being careful to preserve the original art. I want to showcase the work of the artist as well as producing a cover that gets readers to pick up the book.
Here are two drafts of the cover in progress. Check it out. What are your thoughts? Which cover do you prefer?
The team at Moran Press will work with multiple drafts - trialing fonts/colors/text until arriving at the final product. More drafts of this cover will be posted - and as always - feedback is encouraged and welcomed from readers of Moran Press.
If you'd like to pre-order this book, please comment on this post or talk with Gabriel Ricard. It's going to be a beautiful book.