Steampunk Month

Wallpaper giveaway: Jon Foster and Boneshaker

Jon Foster, Boenshaker wallpaper

Jon Foster’s Boneshaker wallpaper in two great flavors: goggle-ishous plain and Cherie Priest deluxe. Between Jon’s illustration and Jamie Stafford-Hill’s type design, this is one of my favorite covers this year.

Enjoy the wallpaper.

Jon Foster, Boenshaker sketches

The first sketch was a real contender. It had action and might have more commercial appeal than the others. The second sketch looked a little too young-adult so that was ruled out fairly quickly. (Although it would make for a great YA cover.) The third one seemed slightly riskier than the others but also felt like, if all the pieces fell into place, it would demand attention on the shelves. It took a little convincing but I’m glad it’s the direction we took.

Version 1, no text

2560 x 1600 — for 30-inch behemoths
1680 x 1050  — WSXGA
1600 x 1200 — Non-widescreen monitors
1920 x 1080  — 1080p
1024 x 768  — XGA
1024 x 600  — for netbooks like the Asus EeePC
800 x 600  — SVGA
480 x 320  — iPhone/HVGA
480 x 272  — PSP

Version 2, with text

2560 x 1600 — for 30-inch behemoths
1680 x 1050  — WSXGA
1600 x 1200 — Non-widescreen monitors
1920 x 1080  — 1080p
1024 x 768  — XGA
1024 x 600  — for netbooks like the Asus EeePC
800 x 600  — SVGA
480 x 320  — iPhone/HVGA
480 x 272  — PSP


Irene Gallo is the art director for Tor, Forge, and Starscape Books and Tor.com.

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