Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Sexy & Grotesque Cover Art of Tomer Hanuka

The Kiss Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer. Great cover, great book.
Philosophy in the Boudoir by Marquis de Sade. Kinky cover, kinky book.

These two beauties were done for Random House UK's re-release of John O'Hara's Appointment in Samarra and Butterfield 8. Lucky Brits!

Hell, even Hanuka's rejected work is incredibly cover-worthy. Here are two pieces Tomer did for the re-release of Yann Martel's Life of Pi, only to have Knopf turn them down in favor of some other dude's work that nobody gives a good goddamn about. Seriously, how could any sane publishing house look at these and not get eyeball erections? The folks at Knopf need a big box of visual Viagra, STAT!

Hungry for more? Tomer and his twin brother, Asaf, have a blog where they've posted hundreds examples of their finished art, preliminary sketches, and the stories behind each piece. To check it out, click here.