If you've ever wondered what kind of process illustrators go through to design a book jacket, the blog Faceout Books has a fascinating post featuring the artwork of Jim Tierney. For his art school thesis project, Jim designed these gorgeous covers for a set of Jules Verne's classic adventure stories.
In a post at Faceout Books, a blog dedicated to featuring exceptional book art, Jim explains why he chose the books of Jules Verne for his project:
Being equal parts book-nerd and design-nerd, I naturally decided to re-design some classic Jules Verne novels. I'm a big Verne fan, but a chance to re-design any classic book is always exciting. Classics usually allow for a more personal interpretation, since most people are already vaguely familiar with the premise of the books, and I didn't have to compete with one well-known cover, as I might have with a more recent book.
Sadly, these covers are still just conceptual. If they ever make it into production, we'll definitely be adding them to our collection of classic kids' books.
(Images: Jim Tierney)