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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Designing Women

Eve Siegel again, filling in for Joe. I had the privilege, while at Oxford University Press, to work with two art directors whose cover designs were a constant source of inspiration to me. Cathleen Elliott, and Kathleen Lynch, have both gone on to open their own businesses.

I miss looking over their shoulders in the office, and asked them to send me a few of their most recent designs. I got an interesting result: 10 covers with images of women on them!

So, here's a virtual "looking over their shoulders" to see what they've been up to lately.

Cathleen Elliott (who has branched out into young adult and historical women's fiction):

and Kathleen Lynch (the third item is four covers together—a 4-volume series, with original illustration by Carole Henaff):


Yankee T said...

I love all of these-what versatile artists! If I may state my favorites, I think Dreaming Anasatsia for the "C" Cathleen and The Colorman for the "K" Kathleen. But really, they're all lovely.

Anonymous said...

I agree-very versatile covers and talented crafting-I like the Stolen Crown and the History of Women series.
Nice work!

Anonymous said...

The Traitor's Wife actually came out first by another designer:

Nice work all around!

Anonymous said...

The Stolen Crown cover was praised by the author on her blog. The designer also goes through her thought process. It's interesting.

Anonymous said...

Very nice work. Great job Cathleen, Kathleen, and Eve!

Eve said...

Per the third comment here, The Stolen Crown is the third in a series design of books by author Susan Higginbotham. The first two, The Traitor's Wife and Hugh and Bess, were designed by Kimberly Glyder.

Greg A. said...

As the Art Director for the three books in the Susan Higganbotham series, I wanted to clarify on comment three as well.

This is indeed the third book by our author. The first book established an author branding which we have chosen to follow across the author's books - although the individual covers have been done by more than one designer.

We do appreciate the creativity and designs by both Kimberly Glyder and Cathleen Elliott, and the resulting covers which have been created for our author.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm in the minority here, but I find all very, very average. The Stolen Crown and The Colorman are perhaps saving graces, but these just aren't good enough to be shared with the rest of the competition on this blog. Just not feeling the designs.

Anonymous said...

I love the Marilyn French ones. I like them all. I FEEL the design, I do.