Today we’re excited to unveil the cover of our forthcoming fall 2012 issue, which will be our first Premium Print Edition. The cover depicts a familiar picture of Raymond Carver, our namesake, with a new twist.
Based on a photograph by Marion Ettlinger and used by permission of Tess Gallagher and The Wylie Agency LLC.
The cover was designed by Justin Burks, who is also playing a heavy role in the design of the Premium Print Edition. Justin is a graduate of the Art Institute of Dallas and is currently a Graphic Design Coordinator at Neiman Marcus. We’ll have a new blog post shortly that fully introduces Justin as a member of our growing team.
When designing the cover of the first Premium Print Edition, we wanted to create an image that would pay tribute to Raymond Carver, while also acknowledging the electronic nature of our identity as Carve and the expansion we’re making into print. The result is a swirl of new and old - an old photograph with a digital twist, and a familiar image with a new backdrop.
More information detailing the process of creating the cover will be available within the fall 2012 issue’s Premium Print Edition. The fall 2012 issue will feature the winning stories of the 2012 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest.
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