Saturday, August 20, 2016

NOTES FROM THE WILDERNESS - sundry boxes and such




Throughout my years in relative seclusion the box project has trundled along with the persistence of a squeaky wheel.....with some good work , and the usual barrage of pen tooling, dye work, back pared onlays.

Ive included here some more highlights from the last 2 years, though there are more to follow.

Above was a fun day prepping a cover for Cormac Macarthy's "Blood Meridian" in 2014 - nothing like flicking red ink everywhere....



The tooling on the front board of  J.P.Doneleavey's "Ginger Man", in 2015, was - lets just say - a happy accident.





Had fun making pink eyes for James
Joyce's "dubliners - trippy

Simple line and dot tooling made a quick and effective design for Isaac Asimov's "I,Robot" - whilst a good way to recreate the artwork from Graham Greene's "The Quiet American" dust jacket was to make blocks using white erasers.



Making do with less is a good way to pare down your aesthetic. Less time, money, and effort....

Less colour, less design....




A well placed dot....etc....etc.....






one technique I might explore more of is cut outs and reveals - quite effective







and so it goes....

I hope it never ends.




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1 comment:

Combustible Alchemist said...

Some of my favorite titles bound with subtle brilliance. Sharp, crisp designs.