Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cover Poll for The Art Of

It has often been requested over the years, and I finally felt ready to produce this. Coming soon, later this year. It's in the design stages still, but here are some cover options I'm considering. Your feedback on which one you like will be appreciated! Just leave a comment on which one you like the best:

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5




109 comments:

  1. The last two are the best :) x

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  2. Exciting news! But, wow... it's hard to pick just one. My favorites are #2 and #4.

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  3. #2 or #5, love them both.

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  4. #5 is my favorite, followed by #4.

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  5. Hardest decision ever! After much thought; I like #5 best!

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  6. Ohh! This is a must have when it comes out! :D

    #4 followed by #5 <3

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  7. #1 and #5, I think the black really makes the art stand out the art is great for the title. Its like between the seams of reality and the trees open up to other realms. So they seem the most perfect for the title.

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  8. #1 with #5 as a close second. The title is difficult to see on #3 although the central image is nice, #2 has wasted space and the title and author text w/elements below the main image fight for prominence, and #4 would print poorly IMO because of the purple although it looks ok viewed on screen. :)

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  9. I think #5 has the best over-all design but #3 is my favorite for the drawing that is used.

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  10. #1 I think is the most marketable. While #5 is my personal favorite I think it has less mass appeal. The black framing on #1 is dramatic and more eye-catching, plus the art piece itself seems to imply a pathway to follow, inviting the viewer inside. While #5 does this (pathway) as well, it is not as direct and clear at first glance.

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  11. ... all of them? I guess that wasn't what you were looking for. Okay, 4 or 5 are my favorites. I like how my eyes follow one point to another without feeling trapped inside.

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  12. I really like 2, 4 and 5. 2 would be the winner if it had a picture background instead of straight black.

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  13. My favorites are #2 and #5. I am so glad that you are doing this! I can't wait for it to come out. I love your work so much.

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  14. Consider me in line. I can't wait until this is out.

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  15. I prefer #1, #4, or #5, especially given the title. I can't narrow it down any more, though, sorry. ;-)

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  16. They're beautiful! I respond least well to #3. I'd like #2 better if there were some framing on either side of the image. #5 is still my all-time favorite piece of yours, but #1 and #4 are also beautiful (I love the blue and gold).

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  17. It's between #1 or #5, both are beautiful, though you can't go wrong with any of them.

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  18. #5, though I love the dynamic image on #2 as well.

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  19. Definitely #2 - but all are fabulous

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  20. #3 and #4. Tough choice, they're all so beautiful! Can't wait for the finished product! : )

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  21. Beautiful covers, and I'm so excited that you're doing this! My vote is for either #1 or #5. #1 is really dramatic, but, #5 is my true favorite.

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  22. We've all waited long for this book. For me it was between #1 and #4. I'd go with #1 as it makes the artwork pop out and the title is more readable against the black background.
    Can't wait...

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  23. Definitely #2. Something about the butterflies. It looks magical, charming and gorgeous just like the soul of your art. :)

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  24. #2 or #5... but you can't really choose wrong, they are all amazing :)

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  25. #2 - the black background does good to make your art stand out.
    #5 - best layout.

    can't wait for your book, been looking at your stuff since i was 16 :)

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  26. I think the black background is very effective!

    My vote is number #2, although I think I'd prefer the composition to be more like the first, with the lettering at the top and bottom, I still like the image going straight across the the page though :)

    I also love number #1 and I think that perhaps number #5 might look more effective on a black background. Could we possibly see that one with a black background?

    Best wishes,

    Mads

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  27. One final note (sorry!)

    As I said I vote cover 2#, however, I have just noticed the layout of the text on cover 3#, which I think would work really well for cover 2#, can we see an example of that? (still with the black background)...

    Thanks!

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  28. #4 and #5 are definetely the best to my eyes ^.^
    So happy you finally get to publish such a volume :D

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  29. I am hesitating between #2 and #5. OK I choose #5. They all look great ofcourse.

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  30. They are all gorgeous but I'm going to have to go with #5

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  31. The first and the last are to my joy!

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  32. #6, if any of them.

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  33. i love #1 and #2!

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  34. # 5 for sure - the colouring is synonymous with your work
    second choice woud be #1 as the black outline makes it more of a stand out for those not familiar with your work (which is incredible of course)

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  35. I like #1 or #4, though I am leaning towards #1. So exciting!

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  36. I like #1 and #5 :-)

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  37. All of them are wonderful! But I would have to say, for cover purposes, #1,2 and 5. Keep it up! :)

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  38. I gotta say #1, it just leaves a better impression on me and pops out more. #5 is a close second.

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  39. #2 is the best with #5 coming a close second.

    #4 would be third but Something is a bit off with the fade to black background in my opinion.

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  40. undoubtedly #1!!!! it is extremely evocative and elegant, makes the idea of magical enchanted atmosphere!

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  41. I'd pick #2. I think it has all the representative elements of what makes your artwork, well, yours. The only thing is I'd put your name on the top line instead of leaving it black. All of them are really good, although I'd have liked to have a choice with some foxes!

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  42. #2 and #4. I like the layout of #2 the best, with the picture going clear across the page. The black looks nice as a backround. It makes the picture stand out more. #4 is cool too, I like the picture a lot.
    Thanks, Stephanie, so much for doing this. I have been waiting a long time for a book of your artwork; I absolutley adore it. I can assure you that I will buy it as soon as it is out.
    I can't wait for your new Dreamscapes one either. :)

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  43. Easily #5 for me.

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  44. I like #2 & #5 equally!

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  45. I like #2 and #3.

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  46. I like #1 the best, followed by #4 and #5. I like the black background because it focuses your attention to the art.

    ~Kelley

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  47. My vote is for #5.

    While ordinarily I like the look of black "letterboxing," it seems a bit too stark for your pieces, at least in this context.

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  48. I vote for either #1 or #5. They are all beautiful, but both of those are eye-catching and seem to go well with the title.

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  49. #2 and #4. I love all of them but those two are the top.
    I'm so excited, i can't wait for this to come out.
    Thanks Stephanie.

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  50. 1 or 4 but 5 is nice too!

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  51. 5. I have your other 2 books. :) The covers have a light and airy look to them with the style you chose. If yuo are planning to follow that "feel" then 4 or 5.

    I think the ones with the heavier black drop are just that, too heavy. They make the color pop a bit but just depends what you are leaning towards at this stage of design and outlining.

    Plus, I'm just partial to green ;) hehehe

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  52. For me are the #2 and #5!

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  53. #4 or #5
    But in all covers the space between PUI-MUN and LAW is too big! reduce the kerning a little.

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    1. Agree with Chris on cover choices and especially on the kerning of your name. Beautiful work!

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  54. In order: #4, #1, #5. I agree with Chris that you've got too much space between PUI-MUN and LAW. Put those closer together, and maybe make THE ART OF bigger or arrange it differently so there's not so much space between those words and PUI-MUN.

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  55. They are all beautiful - but if I had to pick one, it would be #5

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  56. As for me cover 2 is perfect to introduce your art but cover 4 looks absolutely stunning because of good colours' combination

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  57. #2, or #5. No matter what you choose, I am really excited for the book to come out!

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  58. #2, closely followed by #5 :)

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  59. I really like 4 and 5. It is hard to choose between the two.

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  60. Juanita, NetherlandsFebruary 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Number 4 and 5 are by far my favorites. They fit your artwork so much more than the 'hard' black cover. I can't wait to see your book overhere in the Netherlands :)

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  61. I think my vote is for #5, because I think it correlates better with the title than the other images, and I like how the background is a complimentary extension of the artwork itself. The black feels a little too severe around your work, which makes such beautiful use of light and shading.

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  62. I vote for #4. The black edge on #1 frames the pictures very nicely, but it's almost to dark against the delicate and soft watercolour. The painted edge on #4 is still dark enough to frame the picture, but fits perfectly to the dreamy, floating feeling in you paintings. It adds a bit of mystery.
    The painting itself is very balanced on the cover and the long focal point (the yellow streak) fits the format of the book very well. And it fits the title of the book. "Between the seams" we might get a glint on what makes the world go 'round and it might not at all be how we thought it to be.
    Looking forward to you book :)

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  63. Best cover would be #4, it's balanced in all aspects, fits with the title and is appealing to the eye. Pleasant color palate with enough contrast to attract attention, combined with adequate detail and vertical orientation make a winner in my eyes. Like a passage into the unknown, it is mysterious and beckoning to explore what is hidden 'between the seams'
    As for #5, which seems to be a favorite among others, I find it overly rich with intricate detail and lacks eye-catching contrast present in #4. While breath-taking in it's own right, I want to see it inside the book as a full page spread and not as a cover image.

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  64. I find myself most attracted to #2

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  65. I hope it's not too late to add my vote! I love number two and number five.

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  66. #3, I like the horizontal layout - instantly that tells me art book rather than fictional book. :)

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  67. Definitely #4 or #5! They aren't so harsh as the rest.

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  68. I think number 2 would be best

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