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Ayn Rand cover art

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Welcome to the forum, Leonor!

Indeed, these covers are better than those on any publication I've seen. What's the chances he can sell them to the current publisher?

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I like them, too, though the Rand designs are not my favorites.  The We the Living cover, whatever its artistic merits, is unsuitable because it gives away the ending.

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I like them, too, though the Rand designs are not my favorites.  The We the Living cover, whatever its artistic merits, is unsuitable because it gives away the ending.

 

No, you gave away the ending. Nobody who hasn't read the book would have know it was the ending.

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Welcome to the forum, Leonor!

Indeed, these covers are better than those on any publication I've seen. What's the chances he can sell them to the current publisher?

 

I don't know. I don't even know if he considered it. He was complaining his covers weren't getting much attention (I guess on dA they aren't) and I suggested he posts on Objectivist forum. Then decided to post here myself since I remembered I have an account.

 

Who is the current publisher?

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Hello!

 

I'm the creator of those covers; I have just joined the forum at Leonor's suggestion.

 

If anyone is interested, prints of those covers are available not only on DeviantArt but also through my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DecoEchoes. You can even buy the original vector files, if you prefer to get them printed yourself. Since only objectivists will likely buy them, I am not overly concerned about anyone violating copyright ;).

 

I would actually have to agree with Reidy about the We the Living cover; it is a bit too blatant. However, this is because all my Ayn Rand designs were originally done as hand-painted canvas posters, not book covers. I had a few more abstract concepts, but the client who commissioned the posters insisted on my depicting the final scene from the book.

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Cool! How did you find the client, or how did he find you? Are the originals displayed privately, or in a gallery somewhere?

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He was my roommate actually,  the same person who first introduced me to Objectivism. Unfortunately, the originals are displayed privately in his Toronto home. The "Rockefeller Centre Atlas" image was a separate commission, and is also displayed privately at the client's home in Mississippi.

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