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Friday, 21 March 2014

Astonishing Book Cover Artworks of Sam Weber

Sam Weber is an Alaskan born illustrator. He grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada where he attended the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Sam moved to New York to pursue a career in illustration and attended graduate school at The School of Visual Arts. Currently, he is a part time assistant art director of the Op-Ed page at The New York Times. (Sam Weber | Illustrators)

He’s been a sought after illustrator by clients such as: The New Yorker, The New York Times, Scholastic, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Sony/BMG, Random House, The L.A. Times and Penguin.

Sam Weber’s illustrations start as an oil, acrylic or watercolor painting and are post-processed in Photoshop. It is in Photoshop that he refines details of an artwork and address to other things such as global lighting and smooth blending. His body of work is made up of various types such as: magazine and editorial illustrations or covers of sci-fi/fantasy and young adult books. (IF Interview with Sam Weber)

In this article, we showcase the beautiful book cover artworks of Sam for authors like William Golding (Lord of the Flies), Orson Scott Card, (Ender’s Game), Ray Bradbury (Farenheit 451), Nabokov (Lolita) and Darren Shan (The Thin Executioner).

Find more of Sam’s work on his portfolioTwitterFlickr, and Tumblr.

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thin_executioner

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mistborn

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lolita

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city_of_stairs_cover

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