Thursday, 4 August 2011

Covers That Aren't But Ought To Be 2

UK-based illustrator and designer Neil Webb has done several published covers, like this for Portobello books...



..but I also really like these speculative covers he's done:





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11 comments:

Ákos Polgárdi said...

'The Plague' is just superb.

Jonathan Walker said...

I agree with ^.

JRSM said...

It is bloody good!

Ian Shimkoviak said...

all of these are great, but the Jesus on the Moterbike is priceless. I wanna shirt of that...

Craig D. said...

Why is it that every time you post speculative covers, they’re a lot better than what’s actually sitting on bookstore shelves? This guy should start a print on demand business, where you can order dustjackets with his artwork. You could enter the ISBN number of your edition to make sure you get the right size.

JRSM said...

Ian: That would be great!

Craig: That's actually a really good idea. I'm surprised nobody is already doing that.

John Self said...

I agree, though I hope if he does do finished covers, someone is proofreading for him (Louge's Homer, indeed!).

JRSM said...

Yes, that's slightly unfortunate...

Neil Webb said...

Hi,

Many many thanks for your kinds words re- the work. It really means a lot to get this kind of feedback from those who know their onions.

In my defence regarding the text reading 'Logue's Homer' - I took this from the version published by Faber and Faber. Having said that, I'm no proof reader, I just 'do' the pictures. Maybe they got it wrong too?

Anyway, thanks again, the feedback is very much appreciated.

Neil Webb said...

Hi,

Many many thanks for your kinds words re- the work. It really means a lot to get this kind of feedback from those who know their onions.

In my defence regarding the text reading 'Logue's Homer' - I took this from the version published by Faber and Faber. Having said that, I'm no proof reader, I just 'do' the pictures. Maybe they got it wrong too?

Anyway, thanks again, the feedback is very much appreciated.

JRSM said...

Neil, thank you for stopping by. It's a bit of a cliche to say it, but I really do love your work.