The HomeGround Book – glimpse of the Cover Art

Work on the HomeGround anthology is still ongoing, though we are near the end of the first working draft (I’m currently working on the final part of the “Five Years Ago”/News/etc chronology for 2005-2008).

Here is a glimpse of ideas for the front and back covers using the beautiful artwork done for us by Steven Brown. Still to settle exact design/typeface and lay out, but it will be something like this:

The idea is that the anthology is “bookended” between Wuthering Heights and Aerial:

We are enourmously grateful to Steven, who took time out of his busy schedule to create these beautiful images for us.

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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20 Responses to The HomeGround Book – glimpse of the Cover Art

  1. The cover art is stunning. Can’t wait!

  2. Pablito says:

    Wow, this is a cut above the usual stuff – gorgeous artwork!

  3. Tom says:

    The art is lovely!

  4. Del Palmer says:

    Can I just toss in my two pennyworth??…. I love the second one of the two.. Reminds me of Never Forever.. I think that you-know-who would like that one too!!..

  5. Beautiful artwork, and i think the typeface looks fine too.
    I don’t think you can position it any other way than you have to be honest.

    • Lisa Oliver says:

      I especially like the back cover – I don’t think that the proposed front cover is a good likeness (please don’t shoot me, just my opinion). Very much looking forward to the book’s completion.

      • Sky says:

        Lisa, I agree with you that the ‘rear’ should become the ‘front.’ See my comment further down about the artist friend. Like you, I can hardly wait for this book which will be so special. xx

  6. Sky says:

    Gorgeous, sensitive artwork. I love the theme of being bookended by WH and Ariel. Agree with Del that KB would adore the rear cover artwork, it struck me straight away as NFE style. Anf of course I love all things that fly. xxx

  7. Sky says:

    Just shown the artwork to an artist friend who’s instant reaction was ‘use the Arial picture for the front – catches the eye immediately and is more contemporary.’ I tend to agree. I know it would make sense to have the WH pic as the front cover, and it is very beautiful and classic, but I feel the Arial picture has more immediate impact. As we’re looking back down the years, maybe this would be the most appropriate for a cover? Just a thought. 🙂 xx

  8. Edwin says:

    I’ll bet the second cover will win. Really love the painting.

  9. Alice says:

    The second cover all the way. It’s beautiful. I personally think the typeface for the word “Homeground” looks a little… WI-ish. Maybe would look nicer in the font from the first cover? Would distinct the title a bit more in my opinion. Other than that it’s perfect.

  10. chris says:

    I agree with those who like the back cover as the front cover. The proposed front cover is good but not quite “magical” for Kate, It must be “special” It’s Kate,afterall

  11. Keith Pitches says:

    Great cover!!

  12. Lisa Campbell says:

    Love both of the covers, but the more Never Forever Inspired cover does it for me! £35 does seem a little steep for the book price though.

  13. Guusje says:

    I can’t wait! I think £35 is still pretty cheap for a book like that! When will it come out? X

  14. Peter says:

    Looking at sometime next year. Am just completing first “draft”.

  15. andy murray says:

    do we have a date for publication yet?will it be available on amazon , ,waterstones?and will there be a choice of hard cover and soft cover?

    • Peter says:

      Hello Andy,

      We’re correcting at the moment. We have Autumn in mind for publication. We understand from the publisher that it will be available on Amazon. Don’t know about others. Final decisions on hard/soft cover to be made, also whether one or two volumes. Will keep eveyone updated.

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