Here's one possible cover (ROUGH DRAFT!) for the 2012 (Feb 1st- but ALREADY OUT on pre-order for only $11.53) NEW EXPANDED edition of my book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks". Not sure if I'm really allowed to share these- but I guess I will until the publisher asks me to take them down. Hell, its mostly my art and photos anyway, and more so, any feedback from you guys would be appreciated.
Again- the book's going to have MANY designs and sketches that aren't in the existing d.i.y. version (sold from my basement- a small amount left- its no longer in stores though), a large color photo insert section/gallery of many things that I, and others, have built in the realm of tiny houses and shelter, and a "designing YOUR tiny house" section with input from interviews I've done with Lloyd Kahn of Shelter Publications, Jay Shafer of The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, Duo Dickinson (Architect, Yale Professor, Author), Cathy Johnson (Author, Artist, Tiny House Owner), Dee Williams (Head of Portland Alternative Dwellings), Alex Pino (Tinyhousetalk.com), Kent Griswold (Tinyhouseblog.com), Gregory Paul Johnson (Founder of The National Small House Society), Tammy Strobel (rowdykittens.com and downsizing guru), Mimi Zeiger (Author, Writer for Dwell and Readymade Magazines), Alex Johnson (Shedworking.co.uk, and author of "Shedworking"), Colin Beavan, aka "No Impact Man" (author, and documentary film maker), Michael Tougias (Cabin Owner/Author) and more!
The book also has a new intro piece that was written by two designers/authors that have been very influential to me, David and Jeanie Stiles- their books "Cabins", "Rustic Retreats", and "Sheds"- are fantastic!
Anyway, I can't wait for you guys to see some of the new designs, photos, and ideas- all of which I've worked very long and hard on. I feel alot of the new sketches are FAR better than the old ones too.
I'd Definitely appreciate your support if you picked up a copy on pre-order, as basically, the publishing house, and stores, indies, chains all base how many books they order and offer/shelf- based on pre-order numbers- so it'd def help me out.
|Another Rough Draft of a possible option- the "old" cover- simply colorized|
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen