2014-09-17

TRAVERSE: Somewhat Alone (redesign)

(Image) // Font used: Junction.

This is a redesign of Traverse’s “Somewhat Alone”. Actually, I intended to use this picture in the original design, but I was unable to get a result which I liked. Then I decided to try again, and this time the final result looks pretty good. (Although there are some flaws, especially the border that doesn’t quite look like it should.)

2014-02-04

HUMMEL: Lady Explosion

Fonts Used: Linden Hill; Edo.
A girl named Judith discovers that some objects she touches start to spontaneously vibrate. After some experimenting she figures out how to willing make it happen. Everything she makes vibrate does so permanently. A few days later, all the objects in which Judith used her powers start to explode.
Hey, I am back! It’s been a long time. Actually I had the idea for this particular cover a long time ago, but I didn’t want to draw it myself, but here it is.

2013-08-05

HALLMAN: We Are the Aliens - 4

Fonts used: M+ 1m; Fanwood.
The gift the alienkind gave us, the humankind, had revealed some extraordinary facts. It was impossible to believe it, yet all the evidence we needed was there all the time – we just didn’t see it. We knew they could breathe in our atmosphere. We were able to communicate with them. It’s a wonder we didn’t figure it out by ourselves.
And this is the end of the We are The Aliens tetralogy. I think this cover is the worst of all of them, and at the same time, it took more work to finish than the others. I made two alternative designs, though, and I also played a little with the colors.

Oh, and I have updated the last post on this series. Now it has a fictional excerpt.

A few days ago, I posted a rather bad drawing on my tumblr that would serve as starting point for this cover. That’s it, I just wanted to link to that drawing.


P.S.: That’s it, I ran out of ideas. So no new cover for probably a really long time. Maybe I will still update this blog once or twice, with redesigns of old covers or something like that.

2013-07-11

TRAVERSE: Half Awake

Font used: DejaVu Sans Mono.

I really like the design, but I’m not quite sure I got the colors right. While the blue/yellow contrast works very well – and those colors are (somewhat) related to night and day, respectively – it’s also true that it’s “a bit” over-used. Because of that, I ended up making two alternative color schemes.

I really don’t know which is the best one, but I really love the darkness of the first alternative.

Oh, the title to this particular non-existent book comes from the song Fake Empire by The National.

2013-06-30

HALLMAN: We Are the Aliens - 3

Fonts used: M+ 1m; Fanwood.


There was a small box on the table. The aliens left it there, of course. It was a green box, and it had a card attached to it. I picked the card and looked at it, it was the shape of a small alien head. I smiled, those guys had a sense of humor.

But I was afraid. We didn’t know the aliens very weel, we didn’t know what they were capable of. Maybe there was something bad inside it. Maybe that box was something that I should let alone.

I opened it and everything stood still.

Sorry, no fictional excerpt for this one. The last non-existent book in the series, though, will have an excerpt that I believe will be longer and better than the others. Especially because the last book is actually the one I thought of first, and I imagined te whole series because of it.

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UPDATE (2013-08-5): As you can see, I put a fictional excerpt there. I think you should know something about it: the whole excerpt is inspired by this Jonathan Coulton’s song: youtube.com/watch?v=0qgFxKIv32Q

It wasn’t meant to be when I started writing it, but I thought about the song while writing, and I couldn’t resist. The more I think about the song, the more I believe it fits really well with the We are The Aliens fictional tetralogy. This excerpt is in my opinion the best of all the fictional books in this series.
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IMHO, this cover isn’t quite as good as the other two, but that’s what I managed to make with my skills, and I try to work with my limitations, not against them. I believe that’s why my covers are a lot better than these.

2013-06-26

HUMMEL: Always the Cat (redesign)

Font used: Balham.

As I have promised (not that it matters, since no one actually reads this blog), here is the redesign of Always the Cat’s cover. I actually finished it before starting to make the We Are the Aliens series (third cover’s ready, btw), but I was expecting to post it with some other stuff I was making.

2013-05-27

HALLMAN: We Are the Aliens - 2

Fonts used: M+ 1m; Fanwood.

“I see you”. The phrase appeared on the computer screen. I tried pressing Ctrl, Alt, and Del, but nothing happened. “I see you I see you I see you I see you”, said the screen. I didn’t understand what was happening […]
Surprise! (As if anyone reads this blog.) “We Are the Aliens” is not just one book. It is actually a series of books. There’ll be four books total, maybe more, but probably not. The next post won’t be a book from the series, though.