Sunday, March 1, 2009

His Dark Materials Redesign

Redesigned His Dark Materials trilogy covers to look like classic Penguin Books.

29 comments:

jonna said...

Once again. Amazing work. Any plans to do The Chronicles of Narnia?

M. S. Corley said...

Actually those are already in the works. :)

thespectacleblog said...

Love these--and looking forward to the Narnia covers.

You've got me wondering what the first HDM book would look like with the alternate title (The Golden Compass). But I do love the bear you have here with his armor.

Parker P

LisaMay said...

Ooh! Fantastic! I like your cover for The Subtle Knife best :)

Cassandra Mortmain said...

Oh these are so wonderful. I am heartbroken that you won't be able to make prints. Any plans to make alternate covers for the Dark is Rising books?

M. S. Corley said...

Haven't read those, but I'm open to it.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Really great. love the repeating bar theme.

It would be funny to do book covers based on the book title jokes like:

# The French Chef
by Sue Flay

# Tight Situation
by Leah Tard

# Unemployed
by Anita Job

# Off to Market
by Tobias A. Pigg

# I Lived in Detroit
by Helen Earth

# Inflammation, Please
by Arthur Itis

# Handel's Messiah
by Ollie Luyah


and on and on. I'm sure you know many...

keep up the great work and hopefully they will publish them.

M. S. Corley said...

Ooo, that's clever. I may just have to do that.

Sonia said...

Love the Dark Materials stuff.

Would like to see you tackle a Terry Pratchett book!

Ron said...

Amazing!

I love "His Dark Materials"

Mike said...

Just discovered your site, I love your art and your book designs! Amazing work!

Anonymous said...

The whole Penguin style book/movie/video game redesigns are getting really tired now

marta. said...

totally love your work, i find it amazing. too bad i won't find your covers in italy!

nora said...

so, no go on the harry potter prints...but how bout these?

Audrey Jaye said...

These are awesome!!

I quite love them, the HP ones now being my desktop.

I'm looking forward to Narnia, and would love to see Lord of the Rings. These covers actually remind me a lot of the original covers, like this:
http://www.theonering.com/images2-120/TheTwoTowersCoverArt

though I'd love to see what you'd come up with :)

duh-i-read said...

I see you had some problems with selling the prints of your HP redesign, does that mean no prints of theses covers ether?

M. S. Corley said...

Since I was asked not to print the HPcovers due to infringes with rights/etc. I probably won't attempt printing the HDM or any other series I make, too much trouble really.

But thanks for the Interest.

I'm on book 4 of Narnia so keep checking back.

Anonymous said...

Like the penguin stuff, how about trying Lord of the Rings?

Anonymous said...

Awesome Work!
Would love to see some book-covers for a couple of HP-Lovecrafts tales !

JAy said...

Would you consider uploading some of your covers in bigger and better solutions, so we can print them ourselfs??!

Cloudbuster13 said...

Ha I just signed up to Flickr to badger you about prints. Can I second what the other guy said and implore you to make these available for adoring fans to have. I'd love some of these on my wall. :) :) :)

birdbrainbb.net said...

Absolutely love them! The first one is especially elegant.

(Can't wait for the Narnia covers!)

Tegan said...

Oooh, Narnia. My husband wants to see you do the Oz books. But there are 14 or 40 of those, depending on which definition you use...

rymenhild said...

I enjoyed all of your covers of series books, but your Subtle Knife is one of my favorites, I think.I'm amazed by the way you manage, with such simple lines and dots, to convey the knife cutting from one universe to the next.

Christian Berntsen said...

I'm looking forward to the Narnia books. Have you considered doing covers for the two small HDM related tales, Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North? That would be a nice addition ( third one for Will is in the works and another collection called The Book of Dust is coming as well).

Thanks for the coolness.

- Christian

M. S. Corley said...

I know about those other two HDM books, I just haven't gotten around to reading them yet... perhaps eventually.

I'm almost done reading the last Narnia book, so soon I will be able to finish up those covers!

Owen Perry said...

Amazing covers. I love your style.

In fact, I like it so much I want to find out how you created the slightly distress/vintage look. It's very subtle, yet so effective.

A tip would make me a very happy camper :-)

Keep up the amazing work!

-Owen

Maria said...

I love these - by far my favourite of your 'penguin' book cover designs. Shame you can't make prints of them.

gamefan12 said...

These are definitely different. I love the pictures but it really makes you think.
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