Linux Journal 'Git' Cover
Linux Journal Issue 288
Linux Journal Issue 288 Cover Design and Layout


Git is a free, and open-sourced, distributed version control system. It didn’t sound like the easiest concept to illustrate when asked to design it for the Linux Journal Cover for their Git issue. Git is not a very visual experience.

After a few thumbnails, the staff and I decided on the most compelling sketch. I brought it into 3D Studios Max; building up perspective to use as reference in Illustrator. The resulting cover was the editor’s, Carlie’s, personal favorite.