Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net


March 9th, 2014

I love the digital painting my daughter, Dallas Nagata White, did for the cover of The Red: First Light, but the layout of the text on the cover was done by me, and I’ve never been happy with it. I wanted to hire a graphic designer to re-do the layout, but there wasn’t time before publication, so I went with what I had.

But the sequel, The Red: Trials, will be coming out in a of couple months. Ahead of that release I wanted to “rebrand” First Light, giving it a better look that could be re-used on the cover of Trials to clearly indicate that they are a series.

So I turned to Emily Irwin, who is a working graphic artist, and who created the new cover for Memory. Here’s the result–and I think it’s gorgeous:

Cover rebranding-- The Red: First Light

Expect to see this cover soon on both the ebook and print editions.

Posted on: Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 5:41 pm
Categories: Cover Art.
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3 Responses to “Rebranding”

  1. William Baum Says:

    Nice! Can’t wait for the sequel.

  2. Paul (@princejvstin) Says:


  3. Linda Says:

    Thanks, Willy and Paul! Amazing what a professional can do, eh? 😉