“book covers”

  1. Paul Rand (1914 – 1996)

    Paul Rand was an American graphic designer, and would have been 100 years old today. Best know for his corporate identity designs. Some of his famous logo designs include IBM, UPS, Enron, Westinghouse, and ABC.

  2. Erwin Madrid

    Erwin Madrid was born in the Philippines and grew up in California, USA. His talents were spotted very early on by Dreamworks, who hired him during his last semester at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He worked on a lot of the Shrek franchise, as well as the Madagascar sequel. He also creates some beautiful children’s book illustrations and has illustrated a comic book titled ‘Ananke’, which looks incredible.

  3. Lianne Harrison

    Lianne Harrison is from the Malvern Hills, and now works from London. Most of her illustrations use a collage technique, and she also makes great use of her handwriting to give her work a unique feel. She’s created book jackets, illustrated maps and some great editorial illustrations. Clients include GQ Magazine, Spiral Productions and The Vegan Society. She was shortlisted for The Penguin Design Award in 2009 and in 2011 her work was selected by The Association of Illustrators to exhibit at the London Transport Museum. Visit her website to see more…

  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Kareem Iliya

    The beautiful silhouettes and washed out tones of Kareem Iliya make up this week’s Fashion Friday. It’s incredible how the simple shapes and colours have such a dramatic effect; there is definitely something to be learned from this. The vast portfolios on Kareem’s website are a pleasure to look through. Highly recommended.

  5. Kate Baylay

    We have a real gem of an illustrator today (as of course we do every day)! Kate Baylay creates some of the loveliest book covers I’ve seen in a long time. Her blog is a real treasure-trove, with inner workings, sketches and more. Recently, she has even created some puppets out of wood, clay and other materials. Aside from her excellent book jackets, she also is interested in designing illustrated novels and children’s books. I’m sure her talents will keep her busy; we predict a long and successful career for Kate Baylay.

  6. Louis Thomas

    Louis Thomas is based in Paris, France. He has a great knack for character design, using shapes interestingly to create expressive forms. There are a couple of really nice book jacket designs on his blog too. His colours are intelligent and sophisticated. Often he uses colours that are not particularly attractive in their own right; but together with other colours and in the right context become attractive. To see more of Louis’ excellent work, visit his blog.