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Book cover for black swan green, a coming of age story about a boy in England who has a stutter, writes poetry, and goes for long walks alone.


Book cover for Prodigal Summer, a story about different people living in the Appalachian mountains, one of whom is a moth scientist.


Book cover for The Double Bind, a book that is really hard to describe, but deals with schizophrenia, the great gatsby, and a homeless man in vermont.

For our most recent assignment, we had to pick and illustrate a book cover. I think I enjoy books too much to only do one, so I tried to do some of the books I read this summer. I'm happy with all of them in different ways, and I think if I had to maintain this working pace professionally, I easily could.

I have a feeling my thesis will deal with books in some way, being as books are the only thing I know for certain I want to do. I can get excited about books.

She was a junkie for the printed word. Lucky for me, I manufactured her drug of choice.

9 comments:

Denise said...

Hey! I love your blog. Your style is so flexible and your creativity knows how to work it!

Anonymous said...

Marianne says the book covers are fantastic. I've read the books and your covers really suit the books (more so than the covers they came with!)

Anonymous said...

Marianne says the book covers are fantastic. I've read the books and your covers really suit the books (more so than the covers they came with!)

Anonymous said...

Hey Erin, I really like your pictures. Do you have these saved without the words, they would look nice as little framed pictures.

from, Caitlin

Dustin dArnault said...

Hey Mc
Just thought I would stop by and let you know that the book covers are freaking excellent! That wrap around cover got me inspired.

Sara said...

These are beautifully and subtly designed. Your type treatments are really nice.

You're a better designer than a third of the gic junior class. Way to be awesome. =)

Trish Tatman said...

Uppppdate, sucka.

mauricio salmon said...

wow, amazing covers, my favorite is the prodigal summer.

Anonymous said...

Searching for Black Swan Green, I saw your cover and thought, "That is perfect. I must find the publisher and get that volume." Then I realized what was what, and put the picture on my desktop instead. Superb.