New chess book cover art:

New chess book cover art:

FirebrandX
FirebrandX
Apr 10, 2012, 12:19 PM |
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Coming out soon is John Watson's new book on a complete repertoire for white involving 1.d4 and 2.c4. I'm very excited to read this new book when it comes out, and I was honored once again to do the cover art for it.

This time, we decided a military-based theme would be a fun concept. I got the idea to make it look like a battle plan worked out in a tent for the head strategists. One of the challenges of doing book covers is you can't get carried away with little details everywhere because the book also needs the text to stand out. The idea must be simple, yet elegant. I'm pleased with the outcome of this cover, even though it was not a technically difficult one. Below is a link to the book's release details:

http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/strategic.html

And here's a link to a larger preview of the image:

http://www.firebrandx.com/downloads/c096preview.jpg