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My CD cover designs for LibriVox projects

 

 
031. Divina commedia - Hel, door Dante Alighieri
 
 
Cover uploaded on December 25, 2023
 
Cover picture: (detail): Dante et Vergil dans le neuvième cercle de l'Enfer (Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell) (1861) by Gustave Doré (1832-1883).
 

 
I was much more inspired by this cover: What better way to illustrate the Divina Commedia than Gustave Doré's picture of Dante leading Vergil through the ninth circle of Hell? The red and grey-blue hues of the protagonists' garbs beckoned to be used as the colour scheme for the background, and so, in no time whatsoever, I completed the perfect numinous-ominous cover design for Signor Alighieri's famous story.
 

 
032. Idle Tales, by Charlotte Riddell
 
 
Cover uploaded on January 14, 2024
 
Cover picture (detail): Jeune Fille lisant (A Young Girl Reading) (ca 1769) by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806).
 

 
Idle Tales is written in a lighter tone than Dante's hellish visions, and the brighter hues of the cover reflect this fact quite nicely. A collection of short stories of the mysterious and ghostly, which makes for deliciously goosebumpy reading. The French lady studiously persusing her little book on the cover is taken from a portrait by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Makes me want to snuggle up on the couch and read a book too.
 

 
033. The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Part 2, by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 
 
Cover uploaded on January 28, 2024
 
Cover picture: Clasped Hands of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1853) by Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908).
 

 
This is the second part of the letters by Robert and Elizabeth Browning. I chose the same illustration, with a different shade of background. What else to say about the cover? Maybe it's worth mentioning that the name on top is NOT a typo, the lady is indeed called Elizabeth Barrett Barrett. The family name was Barrett, and her middle name was - oddly - Barrett as well. As this is was the name on the original volume of published letters, I faithfully copied it, but readers naturally think it's a mistake. Well, it's not. Would I ever.
 

 
034. El jugador, por Fyodor Dostoyevsky
 
 
Cover uploaded on January 30, 2024
 
Cover picture (detail): Ved ruletten i Monte Carlo (At the Roulette Table in Monte Carlo) (1892) by Edvard Munch (1863-1944).
 

 
El Jugador is the Spanish translation of Fydor Dostoevski's novel The Gambler, or Игрокъ, in the Russian original. This was a solo project by my Spanish friend Epachuko. Sonia found the picture which illustrates the story perfectly as the story's protagonist is indeed not addicted to card games, but mainly to roulette. Which, to be perfectly honest, I wouldn't know if my sister had not told me. The red and black colour scheme is meant to reference the game as well and the small round thingmagummy to the right of the title is my - admittedly crude - version of a roulette ball. Was fun to play around with the Affinity program to design it.
 

 

Part 3