Saturday, 12 December 2015

Slaughter Beach

So, here is the cover which I did for Dark Minds' 'Slaughter Beach' by Ben Jones. It's a pulpy slasher of a thriller with a japanese twist.
I went for a bold design which would grab the eye; something which would grab you in a summer airport lounge or the like. I picked out a simple yet bold font to accentuate this aspect.
The kanji on the back is just the title in japanese. I drew it out and added some blood splats to convey the 'slasher-horror' feeling a little.
The palm trees took ages. But I didn't just want to use a generic stamp off the internet.
The skull in the moon was both quick and fun. I really enjoyed that part and am quite pleased with how it turned out. I love the pen strokes.
The final was compiled and converted to a pdf based on the provided dimensions. It was formatted for print at a high resolution.
Seeing it in the flesh was very satisfactory. Somehow it looks better as a physical object.
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