Usually, I wait until a month before Christmas to do a post on something festive related that I have worked on. But as I’ve designed a trio of books this year, I want to shamelessly share it earlier. I art directed two beautiful and glittery titles perfect for snuggling into a cosy sofa on a wintry cold day:
Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage by Lucy Daniels. Illustrated by the lovely Sara Mulvanny. This is the second book in the Hope Meadows series that follows on from Summer at Hope Meadows.
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz. Gorgeous illustration by Robyn Neild. This is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with the main characters genders swapped over.
On the contrary, I have art directed the cover for Ghosts of the Christmas Past. Illustrated by the brilliant Darren Hopes. This is a collection of chilling short stories from authors such as Neil Gaiman.
…And there is only 52 days left to Christmas!
A bit late but here is the update of my cover designs from bookshop browsing in August. First up is Summer at Hope Meadows paperback, the final cover is complete with red foil, spot UV and emboss.
The Waking Land hardback is part of the Science Fiction & Fantasy category. Special finishes include an intricate blind spot UV of magical plants growing.
Make the most of the last moments of summer sunshine and best accompanied with a reading of a Summer at Hope Meadows.
I stumbled across an article on Spine Magazine featuring Summer at Hope Meadows. All thanks to Sara Mulvanny for her beautiful work on this project. You can also read the article about her working processes on this link.
These three Hope Meadows books are based on the globally bestselling Lucy Daniels Animal Ark series. It is set in the Yorkshire countryside and makes a perfect escapism read.
I’m excited to finally share all three book cover designs which I art directed for: Summer at Hope Meadows, Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage and Springtime at Wildacre. All credit for the gorgeous illustrations and title hand lettering goes to the super talented Sara Mulvanny. I loved seeing all the extra little animals that Sara has created for each one which then continues across to the back covers. It has also been my mission to get rabbits on one of my book covers, so I am glad that the Springtime cover has three!!!