February 14, 2011

A Just Defiance

"A Just Defiance" wraparound cover illustration
I had the chance to illustrate the cover for Peter Harris' novel "A Just Defiance" for Portobello Books in the UK. The book chronicles the trial of four young ANC soldiers being charged with a string of political murders in Pretoria, South Africa in 1987 and, told through the eyes of their attorney, is interlaced with flashbacks of the violence and circumstances leading to the events. Above is the wraparound cover illustration and below is the final cover design by the always great Michael Salu.
"A Just Defiance" wraparound cover design

6 comments:

Matt E Wood said...

BRILLIANT

Saejean Oh said...

The type bums me out :( I love the emptiness of your illustration! Those shadows.

Jacob Sparks said...

Wonderful as usual. Man. So nice.

HAJiME said...

Stunning. I quite like the type, but I prefer the original.

Cuyler Smith said...

Excellent work!

Dzhony_df said...

like!