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The Kraken Unveiled…

July 13, 2010

Above is my cover for the Subterranean Press edition of China Miéville’s Kraken.  The image is designed to wrap around the whole of the dust jacket from flap to flap.  This is the first time I’ve done a wraparound cover for Subterranean Press and it was the publisher, Bill Schafer’s idea to depict a giant tentacled kraken on the cover that would unfold from the back cover into a mass of tentacles and suckers on the front.  I had the idea to add the traces of ‘squid’ ink to the background and had fun photographing drops of ink diffusing in a fish bowl of water to get the effect.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Derek permalink
    July 13, 2010 21:08

    That is a great looking cover! Well done.

  2. July 14, 2010 08:00

    That is gorgeous!

  3. Tom Cranham permalink
    July 16, 2010 14:16

    I REALLY like the wrap around covers!

  4. August 20, 2010 03:23

    Wow. Amazing. I bought the book. Beautiful. Thank you.

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