Friday, June 17, 2011

Redesign a Book Cover Blogfest Contest

Today marks Brenda Drake's "Redesign a Book Cover" Blogfest Contest. I thought this was just a fantastic idea because I'm an artist and it was right down my alley.

Please visit Brenda Drake's blog for the list of participants.

I began with designing a cover for a book (or story) that didn't have a cover, and that proved more difficult. I then switched to redesigning a cover for Ender's Game, suggested by a friend. I haven't read Ender's Game since high school, but that doesn't mean I don't forget how epic it is. While the original cover(s) show space battles and Ender Wiggen, I went with a more digital-in-appearance route.


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Best of luck to all participants.

JWP

13 comments:

  1. I have bought but not read Ender's Game yet. I do like the cover! I'm a fan of digital.

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  2. Interesting cover. Love that book.

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  3. Haven't read the book, but this cover looks like it could be the original. Very clean artwork.

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  4. I would've thought that was the original cover. Nicely done!

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  5. Wow, I would have totally thought that was the real cover. Awesome job!

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  6. One of my favorite books. Great cover!

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  7. Hi, Justin,

    This is a very powerful cover. I really like the image.

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  8. V.cool. I loved Ender's Game and this cover is great, too.

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  9. Awesome! Love what you did for one of my favorite books' cover! :D

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  10. I'm so sorry for taking this long to comment on your blogfest entry - I was ill over the weekend and have only now felt up to going online.

    Ender's Game is one of my top ten sci-fi novels and your cover is absolutely stunning. I could quite easily see that cover in a bookshop!

    Grapes of Wrath Blogfest

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  11. That's really good, it would fit really well on the sci-fi shelves of a bookstore.

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  12. Wow. That's really excellent. Good job!

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  13. Awesome! And I'm loving the examples of your design portfolio! Hope you get lots of work! :)

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