The Official Blog of Author Tristan Vick
My brother is a photographer, and he's currently making a Steampunk photo-book. He does elaborate costume design, props, sets, and location based photoshoots with real models and actors, then he photo manipulates the final product to put in things like flying airships and special effects and what not.
He's done this sort of project before with the Mozart Operas, which he made into a luxurious photobook that you can purchase online (click here).
At any rate, he asked me to do some concept logos for him. He may or may not use them, but I came up with a variety of designs and styles which I thought worth sharing here.
Please keep in mind that I am by no means a professional graphic designer. I write books. I've only learned how to do minor design in the last five years due to the necessity of learning the self-publishing industry. But I've grown to like it as a hobby.
The name of the project is "A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters." It basically will be half photo book and half written narrative done up in a fancy late 18th early 19 century style newspaper articles talking about monster hunters (basically monster stories) set around the globe in a steampunk world.
As such, the designs relate to the various combinations of cultures and time periods, such as Western-Steampunk, Oriental-Steampunk, and so on.
I hope you enjoy!
By day I am an educator and a cultural ambassador. By night I entertain notions of being a literary master. In reality I am just a family man and ordinary guy who works hard and loves writing just about as much as I love my family. Just about.