Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Book Design

Chad Beckerman sent me the loveliest email today. He is the very talented man who designed Undine and Breathe in the US. The designer of the Australian books is the clever and extremely prolific Ellie Exarchos. It's been very interesting seeing two different designers come up with very different books in response to the same material. I love Ellie's Undine because it's so beautiful and gentle and magical but I really adore Chad's Breathe because it's so exciting and dramatic. The Undine on Chad's cover is also more my picture of Undine than the one on the Australian Breathe. I am looking forward to seeing what each of them does with Rise.
Here are some of my favourite book covers: