...the inner-lit red book against a green background is the focus, so are we drawn to the boy’s face by the circle of blue-green light that just happens to surround his head like a halo.This reminded us of a newsgroup posting from a few years ago discussing the decline of artwork in children's books. The article cited John Bellairs' novels from the 1970s as examples.
Will we see the end of illustrated book covers for children? How much cheaper is it, in the end, to use stock photography? And are these kinds of covers only effective with younger kids?
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Jacket Whys: Swirls and Light