Oliver Wetter is an artist and illustrator residing in Germany. I have a fascination with Oliver and not because of his artwork, although his artwork is good, but no, this is not what is most interesting about him. What is so great about Oliver is his thought process. He really considers every aspect of what it means to be an illustrator and even better yet, he shares his wonderful way of thought with the rest of us through his blog: Fantabulous visions.
So let us get down to business – let us learn something from Oliver about book covers in his recent blog post titled the 5 Principles For Outstanding Book Cover Art. To sum up these five principles are:
1. The purple cow – weirder = better
2. The rule of consistency
3. The mighty face recognition machine
4. Sex sells – not always…
5. Less is more
Intrigued yet? I know I am. Head on over to Oliver’s blog and read the full article.