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Fly By Night

September 21, 2016

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Here is the cover art for children’s fantasy novel Fly By Night.  This edition will be published by Amulet Books in March next year.

This is the third Frances Hardinge book I’ve done the cover for, after Cuckoo Song and The Lie Tree.  The Publisher wanted to keep to a similar design approach to those two covers, but this time wanted a lighter coloured background instead of solid black.  We tried a solid colour first of all but it felt too flat so I then added some subtle background texture.

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Here are some texture and colour variations I tried.

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And here are some alternative ideas I proposed.  The designer’s original suggestion was to feature an open book with ruffled pages that transformed into the silhouette of a goose flying away, similar to an M. C. Escher image.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2016 20:50

    That’s awesome!!

  2. September 22, 2016 06:10

    Reblogged this on Cosmogonie d'une vie.

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