Inspired by the classic penguin paperback cover, I thought this design would make a unique table top. I had this modern standard coffee table from a while back, I'd painted the legs but left the top, there was no interest in it like that so how about a make over?
I had in my mind to do this book cover on a larger, maybe bulkier table but decided to try it on this one. So it got a coat or two of primer then the orange and off white areas got painted on.
If you look carefully you can see the lettering showing through at the top of the design where I got carried away and painted the words before I'd painted the background! (dur!)
The title of the book had to be decided and a quick look at the Internet revealed orange Penguin covers with titles like A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. Now I don't mind a bit of lettering but let's try and be as economical as possible with the fiddly bits eh? It was with some relief I found Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, not too long and contemporary thanks to the (fairly) recent film.
A bit more tracing and concentration then and it was done,
Gives a whole new meaning to coffee table book doesn't it ?