Orbit Books creative director Lauren Panepinto recently posted a condensed video of her computer screen as she designed a book cover. It’s interesting to see how someone works through a design project (even at super speed).
Over 6 hours of my onscreen compositing, retouching, color correction,
type obsessing, all condensed down to a slim sexy one minute 55 seconds
of cover design. Trust me, no one wants to watch it in real-time…and
even then I left out the not-as-riveting-onscreen stages of my cover
design process, such as reading the manuscript, sifting through Alexia
photoshoot outtakes, background photo research, etc. And since this is
a series look that has already been established for Soulless and Changeless,
there weren’t the usual batches and rounds of versions of different
designs that happen with standalone or first-in-a-new-series covers.
That would be a weeklong video!
Posted by Megan