Covermakers Chat Thread

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Post by annise » August 1st, 2019, 4:43 am

unexpected for me too, I wasn't even thinking the titles would matter - I did wonder about long titles causing it, but that didn't work out.
And non-roman alphabets were not a problem,
but hopefully, we soon will not need to worry.

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Post by schrm » August 5th, 2019, 7:23 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 2:36 am
https://librivox.org/the-lifting-of-the-mist-by-e-pauline-johnson/
Very excited by this cover art - it is a painting called Dancing Fairies, which shows fairies emerging from the mist...JUST LIKE IN THE POEM! :9:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dancing_Fairies_(August_Malmstr%C3%B6m)_-_Nationalmuseum_-_18226.tif
https://librivox.org/uploads/covers/theliftingofthemist_1908.zip
it is absolutely beautiful and a very elegantly realised cover!

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Post by KevinS » August 16th, 2019, 8:58 am

I just want to say that I'm delighted to see all the cover art done for the recordings with which I have been associated. It's obvious to me that a lot of thought, research, and artistic talent and grace are demonstrated in these covers. It would be unfair, and unnecessary really, to comment on any specific examples. The whole of them show such visual power and suggestion. And your work greatly assists in directing potential readers' attention. I wonder if the cover makers are the unsung heroes of LibriVox. Thank you for all your work and clear concern for the mission.
E agora, José?

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Post by leanneyauyau » August 16th, 2019, 9:03 am

KevinS wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 8:58 am
I just want to say that I'm delighted to see all the cover art done for the recordings with which I have been associated. It's obvious to me that a lot of thought, research, and artistic talent and grace are demonstrated in these covers. It would be unfair, and unnecessary really, to comment on any specific examples. The whole of them show such visual power and suggestion. And your work greatly assists in directing potential readers' attention. I wonder if the cover makers are the unsung heroes of LibriVox. Thank you for all your work and clear concern for the mission.
:9: This warms my heart! I actually collated all my designs on my website leanneyau.wordpress.com/other-services - could I put what you said on my page as a cheeky endorsement of my work? xD
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Post by KevinS » August 16th, 2019, 9:19 am

leanneyauyau wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 9:03 am
KevinS wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 8:58 am
I just want to say that I'm delighted to see all the cover art done for the recordings with which I have been associated. It's obvious to me that a lot of thought, research, and artistic talent and grace are demonstrated in these covers. It would be unfair, and unnecessary really, to comment on any specific examples. The whole of them show such visual power and suggestion. And your work greatly assists in directing potential readers' attention. I wonder if the cover makers are the unsung heroes of LibriVox. Thank you for all your work and clear concern for the mission.
:9: This warms my heart! I actually collated all my designs on my website leanneyau.wordpress.com/other-services - could I put what you said on my page as a cheeky endorsement of my work? xD
Of course!
E agora, José?

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Post by schrm » August 16th, 2019, 12:05 pm

KevinS wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 8:58 am
I just want to say that I'm delighted to see all the cover art done for the recordings with which I have been associated. It's obvious to me that a lot of thought, research, and artistic talent and grace are demonstrated in these covers. It would be unfair, and unnecessary really, to comment on any specific examples. The whole of them show such visual power and suggestion. And your work greatly assists in directing potential readers' attention. I wonder if the cover makers are the unsung heroes of LibriVox. Thank you for all your work and clear concern for the mission.
thank you for your nice words and motivation, kevin!
as one of the every so often covermakers i feel the heartwarming, too!

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Post by msfry » August 16th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Thanks, Kevin, for those lovely sentiments. Some of us more than others think that the decorations matter. I'm one of those who loves a decorated world. :D
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Post by msfry » August 19th, 2019, 10:54 am

Are the images on this website safe to use on our covers?

https://freeclassicimages.com/
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Post by TriciaG » August 19th, 2019, 11:08 am

msfry wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 10:54 am
Are the images on this website safe to use on our covers?

https://freeclassicimages.com/
I would say no. There's no source information, or year information. They're royalty-free, but that doesn't mean they're public domain. And pictures of Elvis, for example, shouldn't be public domain yet, so we can't say that all the images are PD by virtue of their age.
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