Late last year I am contacted by Rachel from ecw press to design the cover of the upcoming Vampire Diaries book. Knowing me as a huge geek on designing book covers, this project excites me in so many ways I can’t even begin to explain.
Working with Rachel, Crissy and their team has been a lot of fun and they have tons of cool ideas on how they want the cover to look like. I feel really grateful that they trusted me to design the cover even though I don’t watch the show (but I hope I’ll be able to since the story sounds promising). Their idea on this particular cover, having it as a playing card with Katherine and Elena on it, is just clever (since season 5, as I was told, revolves around the idea of Doppelgangers). So yeah, I’m just glad to have been part of this and really thankful for the opportunity! To make the long story short, working on this project felt like a dream and I am beyond excited to finally able to design a real book cover. Not just a mock-up or a ‘for fun’ cover, but a real published cover this time. Another item on my bucket list, checked! ✓✓
I will share some of my initial studies in my next posts. You can read more about the cover and the upcoming book here
God, I’m hardly ever on Tumblr, but had to reblog the LYTD5 cover because Crissy and I are madly in love with it. Thank you, Risa!
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