“Fahrenheit 451”, is a novel by late US author Ray Bradbury, written in 1953, and set at a point in the future were books have been outlawed, and burned if discovered by the authorities… what a bleak prospect.
I wonder though if Bradbury ever envisaged a cover for his book along the lines of the one designed by Elizabeth Perez?
Via John Green.
British designer David Pearson has recently completed work on a series of book covers for the novels of Cormac McCarthy, author of “No Country for Old Men” and “The Road”, among others.
Mitch Ansara has created a retro/vintage style collection of book cover images titled “I Can Read Movies”, based on movie titles.
David Pearson discusses his “type-driven” work designing Penguin book covers, among other things, in an interview with Dan Wagstaff which also features some nice examples of book cover design.
Yes, the covers of the Mills and Boon romance-story books have become a design classic of sorts. Their design format has recently been updated, and even though I enjoyed perusing this gallery of old and new covers I still doubt I can be persuaded to start reading the series…
Book cover designers showcase some of their work that was eventually rejected.
It may be, as offline readership continues to decline, that the mere fact of a bound, printed book with a paper dust jacket is something to celebrate. But every book jacket designer has at least one that got away – a fresh, inventive cover that was shot down en route to the bookstore shelf. These “lost” covers form a parallel universe in which the books we read and love exist in entirely different skins.