Back in 2003 for the publisher Damyan Yakov I designed the book’s bodies and (in collaboration with an illustrator) the covers for two child stories by the Bulgarian writer Angel Karaliychev — “Annie” and “Toshko of Africa”. They were printed both paperback and hardcover. Here are their covers.
Toshko of Africa:
In 2013 the publisher approached me with a new task. He wanted to reprint the novels but this time in a single book (again both paperback and hardcover). He wanted a ‘facelift’ of the cover — to keep the main characters’ illustrations from the previous cover and to give a new and fresh look of the cover in the same time. Here is the cover:
Note that the background is a photo of an actual alley in a park made to look like a painting.
Here are some pages of the new body (jpegs courtesy of the online store www.store.bg):