Colour Signatures

road

Artist Jaz Parkinson explains just how she makes these beautiful book covers:

“These are my colour signatures, an ongoing collection which are basically graphs of all the visual content in the books. For example when it might say ‘yellow brick road,’ ‘yellow’ gets a tally, or when for example in The Road it says ‘dark ash covered everything’ (not an actual quote), that image evokes dark grey instantly in the mind, so dark grey gets a tally. They are then ordered into a spectrum and drawn up, so the result is a surprise to me until it is done. I was shocked at The Road as well! A lot of the colour is fire, and when they finally find some food the book describes ‘juicy glistening peaches,’ which is so visual after pages and pages of grey.”

clockwork

alice

mice

wiz

romeo

Oh, and get this:

A2 Prints on gorgeous enhanced matte are available, and I am more than willing to take a request to add to the collection.

So check out Jaz’s SHOP!

According to Jaz’s blog, this is the current list of Colour Chart requests:

First on the list (in some particular order) are:

A Study In Scarlet- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Yield – Lee Houck
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lord of the Flies – William Goldinh

Macbeth – Shakespeare
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
A Scanner Darkly – Phillip K Dick
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Dracula – Bram Stoker

Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
Nova – Samuel R Delany
The Twilight Saga – Seriously
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Wheel of Time – Robert Jordan

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