And the Cover Progresses

September 4, 2012 — Leave a comment

Like all great projects (the Great Wall of China, the Acropolis, Ulysses, and the Sistine Chapel), the cover image for Dieselpunk: an Anthology progresses.

Here’s a cleaned up before shot. Chris has fixed the kerneling (space between letters) and leading (space between each line), so everything is cleaned up and within the column widths. This was the first rendition. The second one (which Chris treated before I could think to take a picture) has the Travel Column for beautiful Cayo Hueso inserted.

The next image is post-aging. First Chris brewed up a nice, thick cup of black tea. Second, he soaked the paper in it, and, thirdly, he stuck it in the oven on low heat to get off the water and give that really aged look.

We think it turned out great:

Since I didn’t use the greatest lighting, you can’t see the aged yellowish look we’ve got going. But it’s there, damn it.

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