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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jane Austen Student Redesigns

Design by Leigh-Anne Mullock

Recent graphic design program graduate (and Jane Austen fan) Leigh-Anne Mullock designed these for a student project: "I used hand-embroidered illustrations which feature imagery about their relationships that the novel's protagonists might have stitched." And by "used hand-embroidered illustrations," she means she actually embroidered these illustrations.



Nice work, and a great example of what Paul Rand told his students.

10 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

beautiful.

A computer operator uses their hands too;)

Joseph said...

True that, but a little hyperbole to make a point isn't a bad thing.

LINAPAZ said...

Lovely, you see so many covers with images in costumes from different periods... such a refreshing point of view, it's also interesting to see the relation with the caracters (women in Jane Austen's novels), and womens labours.

Seth Christenfeld said...

The typography reminds me of the George Saunders covers, which is just weird.

Al MacInnes said...

I like the use of the needle as page rule.

Tropolist said...

I wonder how long they took to make, and if this would ever be feasible at a real publishing house where the designer had a short deadline. If she were given the job today and expected to have a set of covers for all of Austen's works in a few weeks, I wonder if she would still take this approach.

alan said...

These covers are great! I love the hands-on, DIY approach, like the "Obsession" (?) cover from last year. The one with the pinholes spelling out the title...

Anonymous said...

Love it.

tomaz said...

outstanding. very sensible and classic at the same time. applause.

IT Managed Services said...

It looks really nice!