nickcastleblog

A blog showing examples of my current design projects

THE MOTH CATCHER by ANN CLEEVES

This is a commission I had from St Martins Press in New York. I was asked to design the cover for the new novel by crime writer Ann Cleeves. As this is an important author for them I decided to provide them with a good selection of different approaches.

They chose the first version with the black background and have subsequently asked me too assist with adapting the backlist into this new style.

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THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER, THE CANDLESTICK MAKER

Here are my visuals and the final cover for this new history of Britain since the 1801 censusthe butcher, the baker covers

NICHOLAS II

Here is a new biography of NICHLOAS II I have just designed the cover for. The top design is the approved version.NICHOLAS II covers.jpg

THE MOTH CATCHER

Here is a cover I have just completed for St Martins Press in New York. I have also shown the alternative design ideas I presented to them.

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WHO’S AFRAID

Here is a new urban fantasy cover I have just done for Piatkus Books

WHO'S AFRAID

SPIRALIZER RECIPE BOOK

This was fun, designing a recipe book based around a kitchen gadget most people have never heard of.

(Luckily we have one at home!)

THE SPIRALIZER COOKBOOK covers

18TH CENTURY CRIME COVERS

Here are four different designs I proposed for the repackage of a number of crime novels by Tessa Harris.

The books are all set in 18th century England.

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