I have the honour of doing new book covers for the "Arendsoog"-series. (Arendsoog = eagle eye) These books were published in the sixties and seventies in holland and are considered classics.
I wanted to give the books a traditional 'look', so I used some old-school painting effects. For example the red background, heavy outlines and leaving the shadows open. I also wanted it to look like a movie poster. So I used some collage effects, in the tradition of Drew Struzan ( www.drewstruzan.com )
The books will be published at Pimentokinderboeken. ( www.pimentokinderboeken.nl )
Below are the original book covers...