Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Bridge cover

This book cover was done for text publishing, for a story written by Jane Higgins, who won the Text prize!

Much like Highlander, there can be only one winner of the text prize. Per year. Basically the prize is that Text will publish an outstanding unpublished manuscript. What an awesome way to break into the industry. You can check out more info on the prize here.

It's a great story, and it comes out August 1st, so go and buy it and support an awesome new book.

here is the final desgined cover, by the charming and talented W.H. Chong

It was great fun working with Chong, but it was an unusual method for me. This is the first project I've done where i was provided with a rough.

I took the rough and ran with it, and ended up in some very different directions to the original sketch by Mr Chong.

to which they replied No thanks! so i did one much more in line the original sketch.


  1. This cover is my new favourite! AMAZING!!

  2. faithlessmelody@yahoo.comJuly 3, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Can't wait for the book!! Your covers are the best! :D I saw your design of the bookplates for Ms. Lian and it was terrific!

    I want to be a writer and if I make it, I want you to do the cover of my book! :D

  3. thanks faith, I'm sure you will get there eventually, just remember to keep on writing!

  4. I'm reading the bridge right now :)
    It's amazing. Your cover intrigues me.
    It's beautiful.