Next week for Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) we have a cover freebie. As I was considering what I wanted to do for that I also realized I’d like to give more attention to some of the cover artists. We like to drool over various covers but rarely do we mention the designers and artists.
This weeks topic is books for my younger self but I am not really feeling that prompt again so here we are. I mostly just saw one cover and found the artist and then later looked to see what others they have done. I was surprised to see some other familiar favorites.
She is responsible for the Penguin Classic clothbound series that so many of us have drooled over. She has also published her own illustrated books. She currently works in house at Penguin. You can find more about her work here. She has a very specific kind of style and I love it.
Robert Hunt is an illustrator that has done work with a great number of big names like Nike, Rolling Stone, Disney etc. You can read more about him here. Again, he has a very specific kind of style in his artwork that feels very dreamy.
David Curtis is an illustrator and designer who does a lot of work for Harper Collins, but also other publishers. He has done so many of my favorite book covers! You can find more about him here.
Riddell is probably the best known illustrator on this list and has done a lot of illustrated versions of books like those of Neil Gaiman and Francis Hardinge. He doesn’t seem to have an official official website though he is very active on social media like on Tumblr that he calls his sketchbook.
Feifei Ruan is a Chinese illustrator and storyteller. She has done various kind of book covers (that are absolutely stunning), magazines and worked on some comics like Sashimi. You can find out more about her here.
Tran Nguyen is an award winning illustrator. She creates very whimsical landscape and soft women for book covers, magazines and advertising. You can read more about her here.
Simon Prades is an artist from Germany. He works in editorial but has done a few book covers as well. I really hope to see more from him. You can read more about it here.
Jenny Zemanek is Seedlings Design Studio. She’s always had a love for photography and art. Her design studio focuses exclusively on book covers and promotional design for authors. You can find out more about her here.
Unusual Corporation is the studio by Will Staehle. He grew up working at a design firm and as an art director for Harper Collins. You can read more about him here.
Jung Shan Chang
Jung Shan Chang makes gorgeous ink art style covers. You can find out more about her here.