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Post by TriciaG » October 31st, 2020, 11:51 am

OK, no problem. :) Thanks for understanding!
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Post by maxgal » November 3rd, 2020, 1:45 pm

Hello all,

I have a new solo just completed, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=79140

If anyone is interested & open to suggestions for the cover, here are a few images I like:

Jean Jacques Henner, Head of a Woman (1900): (I LOVE this one)
http://www.publicdomainfiles.com/show_file.php?id=13931442018435

Simeon Solomon, Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene (1864):
https://wp-media.patheos.com/blogs/sites/572/2015/08/Lesbians.jpg

Harry Watrous, Just a Couple of Girls (1915):
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b0/12/c1/b012c17cce0bb58d133695671ae378b2.jpg

Thanks very much...LJB :mrgreen:
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Post by annise » November 4th, 2020, 1:14 pm

MsFry has claimed this cover - I goofed and deleted her answer when I was changing mine :oops:

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Post by schrm » November 5th, 2020, 2:58 am

hi,

A Casket of Cameos is part 3 (not grouped) of a 5 volume series "texts that made history" by boreham

part 1 and 2 should be:
https://librivox.org/a-bunch-of-everlastings-or-texts-that-made-history-by-frank-w-boreham/
https://librivox.org/a-handful-of-stars-by-frank-w-boreham/

the cover pics are similar enough to make the series, credentials: Esther ben Simonides and Annise

..wanted to suggest to follow the series, whoever finds a pic that fits

cheers,
wolfi

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Post by schrm » November 5th, 2020, 3:13 am

the same is with G.K. Chesterton's Newspaper Columns: The New Witness

https://librivox.org/chesterton-new-witness-1919-1920-by-g-k-chesterton/
cover by Annise

G. K. Chesterton's Newspaper Columns: The New Witness - 1921
is not claimed yet but in claimslist

G.K. Chesterton's Newspaper Columns: The New Witness - 1922 by G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936).
is in short works

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Post by annise » November 5th, 2020, 1:37 pm

I've claimed the Chesterton but the other is a cover from 2014 - I don't have the layers anymore and I think I was still using photoshop then and I would have to start from scratch so I think I'll leave it for someone else at the moment :D

Anne

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Post by TriciaG » November 5th, 2020, 5:50 pm

schrm wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 2:58 am
hi,

A Casket of Cameos is part 3 (not grouped) of a 5 volume series "texts that made history" by boreham

part 1 and 2 should be:
https://librivox.org/a-bunch-of-everlastings-or-texts-that-made-history-by-frank-w-boreham/
https://librivox.org/a-handful-of-stars-by-frank-w-boreham/

the cover pics are similar enough to make the series, credentials: Esther ben Simonides and Annise

..wanted to suggest to follow the series, whoever finds a pic that fits

cheers,
wolfi
I did my best. I can't match the fonts, but I did match the background picture of one of them and the general style. Thanks for the hint about it being a series - that helps with cover ideas. :)
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Post by msfry » November 5th, 2020, 6:10 pm

annise wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 1:37 pm
I've claimed the Chesterton but the other is a cover from 2014 - I don't have the layers anymore and I think I was still using photoshop then and I would have to start from scratch so I think I'll leave it for someone else at the moment :D

Anne
Not sure I understand what "other" you mean, but if you are looking for the source for this cover photo, here it is
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/58032/58032-h/58032-h.htm
It would be no problem to create a series cover from this. Alas, I already have claimed 2.
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Post by TriciaG » November 5th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Not sure I understand what "other" you mean
She meant Wolfi's other post about a cover (Casket of Cameos). :)
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Post by TriciaG » November 10th, 2020, 2:50 pm

I just had a slap-the-forehead moment.

Somewhere to look for PD images? Archive! :roll: I went to archive.org, clicked the images icon (that row of icons right above the search box), then put in the keyword I was looking for in the box on the left, under "search this collection." I found a great Saturday Evening Post cover for the immigration project!

Granted, one still has to determine if the image is PD, but it's one more possible source.
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Post by annise » November 10th, 2020, 3:01 pm

I never thought of doing that :thumbs: I suppose we would still need to check they wer public domain. I tried it out with purgatory and there were many - I was fascinated and tempted by this one
https://archive.org/details/12.ClaudiaRoggePurgatoryII2011Diasec168X215Cm.OperaNonEsposta but I'd already almost finished with another; 15C image

Anne

added- clicking on the arrows gave me a heap of other of her images - fascinating but surely she has not given up any rights ??

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Post by Steven Seitel » November 12th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Wow! Another superb cover from that CD case artist, msFry! :thumbs:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqmYAdtBQdx8gdQ38eTXk6NmbL6aNw

Nice job, Michele. It fits the mood of The Cruise of the Falcon perfectly. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by msfry » November 12th, 2020, 1:01 pm

Steven Seitel wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Wow! Another superb cover from that CD case artist, msFry! :thumbs:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqmYAdtBQdx8gdQ38eTXk6NmbL6aNw

Nice job, Michele. It fits the mood of The Cruise of the Falcon perfectly. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Glad you liked it, Steven. The book was a wonderful travelogue to listen to. Alas, this link is to the cover I didn't get to use, featuring my own watercolor painting of my Dad's sailboat. Turns out the tropical artwork I framed it with, which I thought was PD on Pixabay when I found it, had been converted to restricted use by publication time. I was so disappointed.
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Post by Steven Seitel » November 12th, 2020, 5:32 pm

msfry wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Steven Seitel wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Wow! Another superb cover from that CD case artist, msFry! :thumbs:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqmYAdtBQdx8gdQ38eTXk6NmbL6aNw

Nice job, Michele. It fits the mood of The Cruise of the Falcon perfectly. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Glad you liked it, Steven. The book was a wonderful travelogue to listen to. Alas, this link is to the cover I didn't get to use, featuring my own watercolor painting of my Dad's sailboat. Turns out the tropical artwork I framed it with, which I thought was PD on Pixabay when I found it, had been converted to restricted use by publication time. I was so disappointed.
The one that made it past the PD nannies is beautiful also. I say again, nice job! :thumbs:
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Post by annise » November 12th, 2020, 5:36 pm

Hey, I didn't reject it, Michele noticed. Just fyi , if we use a non PD image and anyone complains, your whole project is likely to be taken down by Archive. Do you think that the risk is worth taking?

Anne

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