[Image via Amazon UK.]
Janet Blyberg scores again. The master researcher knows about my fascination with book cover design as well as Eastern aesthetics, so she just tipped me off to Coralie Bickford-Smith's latest series of Eastern-inspired covers for Penguin. I think these are going to be on a lot of holiday wishlists -- at least the lists of our friends in the U.K. I'm not certain when the books will be available in the U.S. Follow the links in the captions to learn more about the tales Penguin chose. (Doesn't the Ramayana cover, above, make you think a little of Lisa Fine's Chiara?)
And while I'm thinking about lists, if you're one of those rare types who gets organized way in advance and you're contemplating a milestone present for parents, grandparents, or any special friend, don't forget Annechovie's house portraits.
Anne Harwell, the talented artist behind Annechovie, handpainted my blog logo and, as I've said before, she is a dream to work with. Director Nancy Meyer selected Anne's work for the set of It's Complicated and designer Laura Casey has commissioned a painting from her too. I think it's especially nice when siblings can go in together and commission something for their parents -- makes the project more budget-friendly and meaningful. Visit Anne's Etsy shop to learn more.
Related past posts: Full Circle and Fonts Instead of Faces.
[Image via Fenwick Books.]
BTW: I receive no financial compensation or free services in exchange for mentioning Anne Harwell here, or from the sale of her work.