Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Oliver Munday: The Last Skin
Three beautiful covers for a poetry book, with the final cover at the bottom. Here is a bit of back story from Oliver:
"I worked with Maggie Payette (Penguin's poetry series AD) on this cover. She told me upfront that the author had a piece of art that she wanted to use on the cover, but that I could try some ideas based on my interpretation of the poetry anyway. The poetry dealt with the ideas of death, beauty, fragility, time and loss. I chose to try and cover all of these themes and visually summarize them by using the idea of a flower shedding its petals, or skin as I interpreted it.
The next cover idea came directly from a poem. There was an image of a jar from the poet's past in one of the works, which really stuck out to me. I thought it was an interesting metaphor for dealing with memories/keeping them safe and also their fragility.
The cover chosen was the one with the piece of art that the author chose. But, I was happy to have the comps in the old 'folio.
Both covers were shot by Ramell Ross: ramellross.com
And Check out more of Oliver's amazing work at: olivermunday.com
Posted by Tal at 10:09 PM
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Couldn't find somewhere to post a general blog comment but I've just discovered you guys and am loving it--not a designer at all, but used to work in publishing and have always loved design, book covers specifically. This site is just delicious to me. Thanks and please keep it up.
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