Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cover art - "The Alchemy of Stone" by Ekaterina Sedia (Italian edition)

Ekaterina Sedia’s “The Alchemy of Stone”, one of the beautiful and sensitive works of fiction, has two equally charming cover artworks, the first edition’s made by David Defigueredo and the second’s the work of Andrä Martyna. Recently the cover artwork of the Italian edition of Ekaterina Sedia’s “The Alchemy of Stone”, “L’Alchimista – Il Destino dei Gargoyle”, has been revealed by Asengard, the Italian publisher. And it looks really good. The artist of the artwork for the book cover of the Italian edition is Roberto Pitturru and his artwork is a wonderful addition to the collection of covers “The Alchemy of Stone” has. The artwork is focused on Mattie’s heart again, as was the case with the English first edition, but apart from the same edition solely concentrated on the heart. Nonetheless, it is an excellent artwork that matches the beauty of the novel and compliments “The Alchemy of Stone” in the best possible way. Well, for me the best possible way remains David Defigueredo’s cover artwork, but Robert Pitturru’s approach is almost at the same level.

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