Are you afraid?
We’re not. With the impending release date of the new Jackson Pearce novel Sisters Red creeping slowly closer (the official release date is June 7th, 2010), we’re getting pretty excited around here. The buzz about Pearce’s 2nd Young Adult novel is really good, and moreover, the cover art illustration and jacket design that we did for Jackson Pearce and her publisher Little, Brown & Co. has also been getting attention as well.
That’s just rad. I won’t lie. It’s not just gratifying as a lowly, often practically anonymous book jacket illustrator and designer, (I mean, I know that I look to see who designed covers I like, but really, I know that’s also an art nerd thing too).
Here’s the thing: The main challenge we were given when first approached for this book jacket design by Little, Brown & Co. was to create a cover illustration and design that would fully pull people across a crowded book store just to find out more about Sisters Red, based purely on the cover art. Awesome! That’s the sort of challenge every designer and illustrator wants, and, it’s also the kind of challenge is, well, frankly a heck of a challenge. However, working on this project was not only that, but super fun and one of the most rewarding creative experiences strawberryluna, as a firm, has had to date. It’s not surprising really, as Little Brown, & Co. is also the publisher for the Twilight Series as well, also with a stunningly notable cover art. We’re so thankful and excited about the whole shebang we wanted to share a little more with you.
Coupled with the coolness and a well-written upcoming new book like Sisters Red, you can imagine it’s been a dream project already. And the publication date is just over a month away!
To that end, there’s a bunch of fun goodies over at the Sisters Red website here. Like what? Alright, hold on a sec, I’ll ya. Dang!
There are beautiful Wallpapers for your Mobile Phones (the iPhone sized one is below as an example) and for your Computer Desktops here, all perfectly sized and ready to go for you.
And, there are some neat E-Cards, as shown below. Send them and spook your friends into Believing.
Also, the lovely Jackson Pearce is not only an author, but a really great video-blogger. She’s always up to new and fun posts at her Live Journal site, and via her YouTube site as well. She posts about what she’s writing, the creative process, and speaks directly with her fans as well as other authors weekly. In a word? She’s rad!
If you are more interested in what Sisters Red is about, (and of course you are), you can click here to read an excerpt and definitely check out this promo video Pearce posted recently about Sisters Red here:
And finally, (wowzers!) a review of Sisters Red’s cover art from Barnes & Noble.com by Melissa-Walker, with Pearce’s perspective as well. We’re just tickled! Click here to read it.
Thanks so much again Jackson & Little, Brown, xo.
What a wonderful opportunity!! I think the cover art looks great. What an awesome use of space and mirroring! (and the red + black really pull you in). I really do think that if I were in the bookstore, I would pick up the book to see what lurked inside.
(and I am glad you got the “etsy mini” working!)
Christina, yeah! Thanks to YOU I got the Etsy mini working.
Big props again for posting the tutorial on your blog (which is here for anyone interested: http://www.umeorigami.com/blog/2010/3/26/tutorial-etsy-mini-on-wordpress.html)
I’m glad that you like the Sisters Red cover, hopefully the book does super well and Jackson can keep writing more awesome novels.
I will definitely buy a copy – not that I need much convincing to buy a) books and b) your art 🙂
Off to add it to my list!
Aww, thank you. And do, I promise Jackson Pearce is worth it. 🙂
People are FREAKING OUT over the cover. Seriously. They’re talking about it everywhere. You did an amazing job!
You make me blush darn it. It’s easy to work on a cover when the book is the JAM. Thanks bunches ladykins!