Next Year Things Will Be Different, A Collection of Short Stories by Tyramir Ross, John Biscarner, J. C. Sayer, edited by Chris Forshner
This is a collection of YA short stories from Lemorn Literary Works. Book unreleased, but forthcoming. This particular cover is something very unique for me. It has a slight Where the Sidewalk Ends meets Alice In Wonderland feel to it, but with a touch of darkness added in. Based on client information, elements were included on the cover to reflect the stories. The punches of color take away a little bit of the harshness of the black and white.
Most of the graphic work for this one was done in Adobe Illustrator, then imported into Photoshop for sizing and typography.
This one is very different from anything I’ve done before, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore a non-photographic cover. Anthology covers are very different animals compared to single stories, so it isn’t as easy to pin down thematic elements that can be used for visual representation. I’m glad I can finally share this one, because I love the way it turned out.
Also, I do adore this tree. :)