For The Millions, Claire Cameron compares book covers from the United States and United Kingdom in an attempt to develop an “overarching theory” and explain how cultures “divide.”...more
Posts Tagged: cover design
In a fascinating article for the Design Observer Group, Steven Heller shares some beautiful book jackets from the Weimar Republic: a veritable outpouring of artistry backed by young liberals pushing the boundaries of acceptability to look for art wholly original....more
The list of books for which Bacon designed covers reads like a who’s who of literary and popular fiction: Ragtime by E. L....more
The Guardian reports on a playful man bites dog story from Dutch design firm Moore: a book that judges potential readers by their covers. The prototype uses facial recognition to identify expressions, and will only unlock the book if it finds a neutral attitude, keeping at bay both the skeptical and the overenthusiastic....more
In the New Yorker, Peter Mendelsund talks about designing book covers for iconic works of literature.
The thing that surprised me was how dogmatic people were. They felt that when they read a book they loved, they saw every aspect of it.
We all have a few Penguin books on our shelves, with their characteristic splash of orange and that cute little black-and-white Antarctic avian.
But how well do you really know Penguin’s cover design?
On her graphic-design blog Design Context, Lizzy Gosney sifts through seventy years of the publisher’s history to find all sorts of surprisingly interesting information about logos, fonts, and color schemes....more
SF Gate has a neato slideshow comparing American book covers to their foreign editions.
Sometimes they change barely at all (Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones), while sometimes they’re unrecognizable—Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements gets not only a visual redesign but a whole new title in tongue-twisting German compounds....more