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'Petits Arrangements... by DiegoTripodi 'Petits Arrangements... by DiegoTripodi
...avec L'Éternité"


Front and back cover for the novel Petits Arrangements Avec L'Eternité, by Éric Holstein.

Published this month in France by Les Éditions Mnémos (collection Dédales).

Front cover: Pen and ink. Back cover: Pen, ink, wash and brush. / 3 photoshop colors.

Graphic design: Franck Achard.


Last year I was contacted by Éric Holstein (*GonzoBonzo in dA) at ActuSF to make a cover for This Is Not America, an anthology of stories written by Thomas Day (published on March of this year), which was one of my favorite projects to work on, so I was very happy to be asked to make the cover for his first novel, Petits Arrangements avec L'Eternité, and collaborating with editor Charlotte Volper and graphic designer Franck Achard on this project. It was supercool to get to design a wraparound cover. :)

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Tapa y contratapa de la novela Petits Arrangements Avec L'Eternité, de Éric Holstein.

Publicada este mes en Francia por Les Éditions Mnémos (colección Dédales).

Tapa: Pluma y tinta. Contratapa: Pluma, tinta, aguada y pincel. / 3 colores en photoshop.

Diseño gráfico: Franck Achard.
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:icongabiwieczorek:
GabiWieczorek Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool cover.
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Thanks!
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MIRS23 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Hola, me encanta la portada  que has hecho para el libro. 

Yo estudio diseño pero lo que has hecho.... woooo mola.


mirs23.deviantart.com/   Me gustaria que me dieras tu opinion. =)
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Muchas gracias! :)
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:iconnonamefox:
nonamefox Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
THESE BOOK COVERS ARE SICK, MAN!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Thanks, Miklós!
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AtariPunk633 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
viva pari
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Oui, Monsieur !
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:iconizitmee:
izitmee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I always do that :D Thus this must be a great book :)
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
:w00t: Thanks a lot man!
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martinorona Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excelente composición y paleta cromática. Muy bueno!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
gracias Martín, un abrazo!
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:iconartwarriors:
artwarriors Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Una maravilla! Me recuerda en los colores quizás a la obra de Mike Mignola. Me encanta!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Gracias! Me encantan los coloristas que trabajan con Mignola :iconhappycriesplz: :D
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:iconzombieater:
zombieater Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
¡Hombre, has publicado un montón! ¡Felicidades, muy merecido! Que envidia.... :shakefist:
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
:)
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:icondiegosimone:
diegosimone Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artist
muy lindo laburo!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
gracias Diego!
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strixxx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
My Dearest, this is absolutely incredible! I love the colors and the composition as much as I love Paris and bats <3 ;)
Plus, I was always fascinated from books - covers, design and illustrations, I'd love to do that someday as well, but you, really did a great job. :)
I am so proud of you!!!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Thanks a lot, my darling, glad you like. :hug: The first thing I took a look at when starting making sketches for this cover, were the photos you once sent from when you were in Paris. :nod:

Eventually, the artist had to look at other sources for reference material, since he wasn't able to take his eyes off from a girl called Deni who appeared in the photos. :D

And I totally agree with what you said about books, Deni. Of all the work I've done so far, it's really the most rewarding and fun to do-- it would be great to have the chance to make more design and illustration work for books. And, of course, I want to read books illustrated by YOU. ;)

P.S.: How's school going?
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strixxx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow...Darling, you just made my day! No, more like the whole week :D
I know what means the source of inspiration to me, but I definitely would love to be one:) Especially for such an amazing piece...No, really I absolutely LOVE what you've done :)
And Paris, believe me...it's a real inspiration. I was there again two weeks ago and I understood why they call it The City of Love...I don't think I've seen so beautiful sunsets in my live before, I really want to show them to you - I'm sure you'll be very inspired, because of the colours:)
School's fine, I started dissecting the rat and I am so excited about it, by far I am enjoying it a lot, quite interesting...and inspiring;)

P.s. I cannot reach my MSN account :(
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
That's so cool to hear about your new visit to Paris, Deni, and how inspirational. :) By the way, do you speak French? Or got to learn some while visiting France?

I love the latest drawings you've been uploading here, do you have to take sketches for those while doing your homework (like dissecting a rat! :faint:) or are you working from photographs? I have never bought a medicine book, but I'll need to get it only when your drawings come in it. :nod:

MSN: I haven't spent much time there (or in facebook) lately, but so far it works alright here, though there had been periods of time when it just didn't work out. Technology! :hug:
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strixxx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Well, I studied 3 years at school quite seriously (it's never enough, though, as you probably know), but it was years ago. Nevertheless, I was able to manage with my French quite well both times (English is not very common there :P) My Italian is a lot better, so that helps a lot...also to understand some Spanish as well :)

Speaking about that...I would really love to get a copy of the book...any ideas how? If I knew earlier, I would try in Paris...

I have already illustrated a children book, so I'd love to send you a copy (it's in Bulgarian, though :D) if you tell my where :)

And during the dissections we usually make a lot of sketches (also some photos), which we use as a reference later for the main illustration. It's a lot of work, but it's veeery pleasent, I'd say :)

Lots of kisses, hope to catch up with you soon :)
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
You're such a Rennaisance girl, Deni! :D I didn't know you speak some Italian, too. Half my family is from Italy but I only know a few random words. :faint:

I'm so primitive that I don't know how to order things from internet-- to give you an idea, only recently, later last year I was able to use a cellphone. I'm living in the wrong century! =P I'm seeing the book on the French amazon website, but I've got no idea if they ship outside of France [link] As soon as I learn how to get a copy, I'll let you know (I also need to get a copy myself :))

I remember you having told me about illustrating a book, and I'd love to get a copy of it if that's possible (I'm noting you after sending this message).

I can imagine the pre-production work required to get those illustrations done must be hard work, to say the least, but it's cool if you enjoy the process, and the results certainly look worth taking the effort. :nod:

Hugs and kisses!
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SirGrunt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Great job. Very well designed; it has a nice feel. The art text all work together quite well.
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Thanks very much! :)
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SirGrunt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Very welcome.
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ragstorobots Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Amazing! Bats are my favorite, and this is so well done.
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Thanks so much, Sarah! :D
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:icongasteropod:
gasteropod Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
wow! really wonderful colours and layout!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Grazie mille! :)
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:iconrorkas:
Rorkas Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
great design and artwork :thumbsup:
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Thanks! :)
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cluedog Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastique.
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Merci mon ami! :D
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Wow, congratulations, Diego!! The cover looks like something from the 50's - atmospheric, beautifully done, I love the bat sillouette.

Any chance there will be an English version?
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Many thanks, Cathy! :D I don't know if there's an English version going to be released anytime soon-- but hope it becomes available in many languages at some point! ;)

:hug:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Yes, that'd be awesome to see . . . .
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:iconbobrock99:
BobRock99 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic work...great Diego!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Thank you so much my friend!
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would buy this for the cover alone. And as a pleasing bonus, I would actually be able to read it!
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
You lucky man you! :D I need to learn some French, I only know some 3 words :faint:

Thanks, Julien! :beer:
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I don't speak Spanish! :poke:
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
My english is very poor (and my spanish ain't much better :faint:)
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, come on.
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RalphNiese Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
very clever!
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Danke, Ralph! :D
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MYTH22 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
When I look at your work, i feel like I go to another time. I just can never tell if it is in the past or future. Brilliant work!:faint:
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
What a great compliment! :faint: Thanks so much brother!
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MYTH22 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I just tell it like it is:thumbsup::nod:
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