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April 19, 2009

The Hide Glue Book, cover mock-up v.3

Filed under: Hide Glue,Historical Material,Of Interest,Publications,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 1:21 pm

Here is what I have come up with so far in order to add some depth.  I know that not all people will understand what this cover means, but this is not going to be on any best seller list.  I do like the suggestion of changing the sub-text, the text is easy to change.

Book cover art 3

Let me know and the book is nearly ready for the printer.

(I did spend 45 minutes watching a drop of glue dry, I am sparing no expense.)



  1. Looking better. I’d like to see a mockup without the table — just the pot (centered), brush, and glue drip on the white background. If you’re up for it 🙂


    Comment by Ben — April 19, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

  2. 1 Why is it called the Hide Glue Book and not just Hide Glue?
    2 The typeface works (sort of) for the title line but not the smaller The- TOO 1980s
    3 Why use the same face for the sub and your name? It is more or less illegible.
    What are you using for the body type?
    4 Kari made a very good suggestion about a busier cover with a view of a shop. Not Taunton but something more in keeping with you and your work. That might make the pot and brush seem real instead of stuck on for the mockup.
    But, do want to read the book!

    Comment by rfrancis — April 19, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

  3. I really like this one and think it is the best one so far.

    Comment by Regis — April 19, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

  4. The only thng that bothers me is the placement of the brush. It looks like it was pasted (as in photoshop) on the outside of the pot with no visible means of support.

    Comment by Dan — April 19, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

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