Student cover for Little Brother

Jeannie Harrell, a student at Emerson College, was assigned to create a book jacket and interior for a course on book design. Because my novel Little Brother is available under a Creative Commons license, she was able to grab the text and do a new interior, as well as designing and publishing her own (outstanding!) cover. I really like what she came up with. Even if CC didn't sell more books for me (which it seems to be doing!), I'd still use the licenses, because this kind of thing really, really makes me happy.

Little Brother


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  2. It isn’t plagiarism and it isn’t decadent in an artistic sense. It //is// modern, smart and appealing. You ought to post a link to her other work (if she’s got a site up).

  3. I haven’t even noticed that you’re on here, Cory! I read your book maybe 3 weeks ago and I must say that it is superb. It really made me interested in programming which I now study on my free time.

    1. Your nickname reminds me of my Nexus One phone, or maybe it is because the book by Phillip Dick “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

  4. Thanks so much for the plug, Cory!! If any BoingBoingers are pleased with the design and looking for a designer, I’ll be graduating with a publishing degree in December ’10. You can view my portfolio at [/shameless job-hunting]

    1. Congratulations, good job.
      I would like to help you, but I am living in Panama (Central America) and I work as a physician. For sure someone can help you here.
      Good Luck

      1. What kind of world do we live in, what sort of people have we become, when a proper FQDN is not accepted by browser location bars? Oh, the humanity!

  5. You dont know how much I appreciate what creative people can do, when the tools are there for everyone.
    If the Human race had everything COPYRIGHTED, then we would still living in prehistoric times. Human future is built step by step, many people research for old ideas, and give them a complementary approach, and then you have something new, interesting and useful.
    Human knowledge should be OPEN for ALL.
    I think artists, writers, musicians, sould be paid for their hard work. In the Open Source software, there are examples of people donating for projects that were released as free.
    (please excuse my bad english, spanish is my first language)

    Thanks Cory, and yes that student is a very creative artist.

  6. I really like this cover, but for one thing.. the huge/obviously Webdings eye!

    Otherwise great job :)

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