Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cover art - "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin (Spanish editions)

Earlier this year I’ve talked about Marc Simonetti’s “A Song of Ice and Fire 2013 Calendar” and his cover artworks made for George R.R. Martin’s series. I recently discovered another very talented artist, Enrique Corominas, who also made some stunning cover artworks for the Spanish editions, published by Gigamesh, of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. Not only that, but Enrique Corominas has released in 2008 at Gigamesh a personal art book dedicated to his “A Song of Ice and Fire” artworks, “El Arte de Canción de hielo y fuego”, which features more than 100 illustrations. These covers in particular and Corominas’ artworks in general are very beautiful, with a wonderful atmosphere and an amazing companion for George R.R. Martin’s novels. An excellent choice by Gigamesh, the publisher of these Spanish editions. I highly recommend visiting Corominas’ website for more of his impressive artworks, including illustrations, graphic novels and book covers, and Gigamesh’s site for more beautiful Spanish book covers.


Federico said...

Interesting covers; different style to what we're used to seeing in the Song of Ice & Fire books. The figures are more exaggerated/less realistic than, say, Simonetti's. Cool stuff.

Mihai A. said...

Federico, indeed a different style and approach, but they are quite good. Actually, very good if I think at the choices the Romanian publisher made for the George RR Martin's series. Or an absolutely awful cover for George RR Martin & Gardner Dozois' anthology, "Warriors".