Aniko Kolesnikova's Artistic Book Covers Bring Imagination to Life

 - May 8, 2015
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Aniko Kolesnikova's artistic book covers bring fantastical fairytale themes to life. The artist -- also known as Mandarin Duck -- creates custom book covers that are both imaginative and visually striking in their look.

Originally a jewelry designer, Kolesnikova re-creates birds, woodland animals and forest greenery in this artistic book cover series and makes readers feel like they are a kid again. Her striking book bindings also include dragon and elephant creatures and boasts 3D relief sculptures of a myriad of subjects.

The artist creates her pieces from a polymer clay material, hand-painting them to resemble lifelike elements. They also feature additional details like feathers, eyes and jewel trimmed accents that work to further enhance their photo-realistic quality.