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Post by TriciaG » December 17th, 2019, 6:36 pm

annise wrote:
December 17th, 2019, 6:29 pm
If anyone is interested in embarking on covers for the New Testament Youngs Literal Translation, the old testament ones https://librivox.org/group/434?primary_key=434&search_category=group&search_page=2&search_form=get_results were based on the engravings by Gustave Doré .

Anne
Nice! And this appears to be a good link for his Bible artwork:
https://www.wikiart.org/en/gustave-dore/all-works#!#filterName:Series_the-holy-bible,resultType:masonry
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Post by TriciaG » December 21st, 2019, 8:09 am

I keep looking at that Mildred at Roselands project, and I have some ideas for it, but it's beyond my capability.

As far as I can make out, the book is about a young lady visiting the southern manor of Roselands before the Civil War. So an antebellum, comfortable home.

I picture either a romanticized picture of a southern home (front portico, etc.) with a 1840s-1850s lady out front, or some nice drawings of roses as a frame for a 1840s-1850s lady. Or, most general of all, a quite generic, patterned cover with a rose border around the title, author, etc.

I found a couple pictures that aren't quite what I have in mind, but they might help someone else:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Willard_Metcalf_May_Night.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Afternoon_Tea_by_Richard_Emil_Miller.jpg

Does this help give someone ideas for this cover, such that they could take it on? I think it's our oldest project without a cover claim.
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Post by msfry » December 21st, 2019, 8:14 am

TriciaG wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 8:09 am
I keep looking at that Mildred at Roselands project, and I have some ideas for it,

I think it's our oldest project without a cover claim.
I've had my eye on this one awhile, and just claimed it.

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Post by TriciaG » December 21st, 2019, 8:31 am

:thumbs: Thanks!
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Post by schrm » December 27th, 2019, 6:53 am

Lion24 wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 11:08 am
Like Christ by Andrew Murray: https://librivox.org/like-christ-by-andrew-murray/

Upload https://librivox.org/uploads/covers/likechrist.zip
that is absolutely stunning!
i saw that you make your covers from scratch yourself and thought let's take a look..
i love it!
please keep up your good work!

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Post by Lion24 » December 27th, 2019, 6:59 am

aw.. Thanks so much <3
Sometimes they are a bit raw, and not very polished; two weeks to finish seems a lot of time but with the rest of the things to do..time simply flies by!
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Post by schrm » December 27th, 2019, 7:04 am

Lion24 wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 6:59 am
Sometimes they are a bit raw, and not very polished; two weeks to finish seems a lot of time but with the rest of the things to do..time simply flies by!
maybe that's adding to the charme and look of your covers.
it's minimalistic, but so cute and full of deco and charme..
and symbolic!
perfect!

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Post by KevinS » December 28th, 2019, 4:36 pm

Such a lovely cover for Twelve Good Musicians! Thank you, Basquetteur!

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Post by KevinS » December 29th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Annise, my hero! You even got the 'soccer' ball on the cover for Brown Brethren! Great cover!

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Post by barbara2 » December 30th, 2019, 5:48 am

Thanks for "The English Language" cover. I laughed out loud.

Best,

Barbara

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Post by TriciaG » December 30th, 2019, 9:49 am

barbara2 wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 5:48 am
Thanks for "The English Language" cover. I laughed out loud.

Best,

Barbara
Thanks! I was originally going for letter type (those movable type things for printing) or something of that sort. But my search brought up that cute pic, and I couldn't resist! I figured, yes - it works. A dog figurine with D O G letter blocks!

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There's a bunch of projects newly cataloged. Dig in to those covers, everyone! :D (There appear to be 2 projects for Siddhartha, but it's the same project number. I assume the double entry will clear itself up.)
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Post by annise » December 30th, 2019, 2:32 pm

The duplicates only resolve when the cover is made - quirk of the system. It happens when the title is changed after cataloguing. I just allocate one of them to that well-known covermaker "duplicate" to prevent any misunderstandings :D

Added later - I have a couple of covers made but can't upload them at the moment , so I've claimed another (the uploading problem is my end not LV's)

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Post by TriciaG » December 30th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Yes, I added the "Version 2" to it when preparing the release tweet. Funny - I added "Version 2" to Fairy Tales from Brazil, too, and it didn't make a duplicate. :hmm: One of those quirks, I guess!
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Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
The Medici family history: LINK

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Post by annise » December 30th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Depends - the claims list only updates about I think every 4 hours, so if you are quick enough it's fine. As a guess, there is a step somewhere in the claims process based on project name not number.

Anne

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Post by TriciaG » January 1st, 2020, 9:31 am

It was weird using the date "2001" in a CD cover!
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
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