nickcastleblog

A blog showing examples of my current design projects

HEAVEN’S BANKERS BOOK COVER

This is a project I have just completed for Constable Publishers. This was a tricky brief as the cover had to equally convey two elements: firstly the world of international finance and secondly Islamic culture. I have shown the three initial designs I presented to the client and then the final cover that was chosen

HEAVEN'S BANKERS COVERS.

JOYA RYAN BOOK COVERS

This is a project I completed recently for Piatkus Books. These books are literary erotica but the publisher wanted to package them without showing human figures or the normal small still-life metaphor (keys,jewellery/underwear). I thought of using flowers after looking at some paintings by Georgia o’keeffe.

Joya Ryan covers

Così fan tutte poster for ENO

I love this poster by Sam Hadley for the ENO, it perfectly captures the feel of a vintage book cover.

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RICK RIORDAN EBOOK COVERS

Here are some ebook covers I recently produced for Little Brown. This was an exercise of producing strong covers within a tight budget. I have used fairly conventional library images but by adding some filters and textures I have hopefully produced a strong set of covers.

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THE RICH

Here is a cover I designed recently. The book is a history of wealth from early civilisations up to the present day. Initially I presented the three designs shown here and then the client selected the single design with some changes to the typography.

THE RICH covers

THE RICH

My new blog

Hi there, my name is Nick Castle and I am a graphic designer specialising in book publishing.

I am starting this blog to share with you some of my current projects and also to show how an idea can develop into a successful piece of design.

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