“Fahrenheit 451”, burn after reading, we’ve even supplied a match

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013

Fahrenheit 451 book cover by Elizabeth Perez

“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.

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Book cover design during the days of the Soviet Union

Monday, 18 April, 2011

A collection of Soviet era book cover designs.

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Remixed book covers elevate pulp fiction to an art form

Thursday, 24 June, 2010

Pulp artwork by Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen creates his artworks from the cover illustrations of old pulp magazines and books (some images may be mildly NSFW).

Via Coudal Partners.

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New Cormac McCarthy book cover designs by David Pearson

Thursday, 25 March, 2010

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.

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More book cover artwork, more books to judge by their covers

Wednesday, 24 February, 2010

I can’t get enough of retro/vintage book cover image collections.

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First we make the movie then we design the book cover

Friday, 22 January, 2010

Mitch Ansara has created a retro/vintage style collection of book cover images titled “I Can Read Movies”, based on movie titles.

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All things Penguin books, an interview with David Pearson

Wednesday, 25 November, 2009

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.

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Mills and Boon book covers have achieved “iconic” status

Monday, 17 August, 2009

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…

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Don’t judge a book by its cover, judge the cover’s design instead

Thursday, 13 August, 2009

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.

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Book covers judged, but not read, by AIGA?

Wednesday, 24 June, 2009

AIGA have listed 91 examples of what they consider to be “outstanding” book cover design.

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