I like a good book. But I love a good book cover. Whether it's a best seller, new arrival, or totally obscure, we're compiling a list of cover art that makes us want to turn our office into a library. Here's 7 for this week.
As a former skateboarder and still avid fan of the sport I try to follow what's going on in that industry especially because, in my opinion, I believe they set a lot of trends in style. I have fond memories of the skateboarding magazines I used to collect in the 90s like Trasher and Transworld. When I saw the post that Tim Bisschop about a hand painted book cover for the "A Skateboarder's Journal" I knew I had to post about it. Tim was also super cool to share a bit of how he did that.
Japanese Author Haruki Murakami has made an international name for himself as a strikingly original and relentlessly compelling novelist. My first window into his work however, was through the work of another brilliant artist - John Gall. John Gall is the Vice President and Art Director for Vintage / Anchor Books, and it was his fantastic cover design that compelled me to track down a book who's author's name I couldn't remember.
When we get to think about classic design, one of the things that come to mind are those awesome, vintage Penguin and Pelican book cover designs. There are tons of them out there, but I've made a brief selection of some pretty cool ones.
What if social media websites were books? What would their covers look like? Would it be minimalist? Would it be vintage-like? There might be tons of answers to my questions, but I really enjoy Stéphane Massa-Bidal's take. He came up with covers for 10 of the most famous social sites, like facebook, twitter, myspace, along with others. His designs are really awesome! I hope you enjoy this, and don't forget to pay him a visit. Cheers! ;)
Illustrating book covers gotta be one awesome job. The cover of a book is its presentation, an image of what's to be found inside, and if represented in a good way, it calls readers. If done by an awesome artist, it calls a post on Abduzeedo. Daniel dos Santos is that artists that began doodleing in school, and found out his true calling through paint and canvas, and we are glad he did. These are truly some beautiful book covers that show us many other worlds and realities, some fascinating, some scary, but nevertheless, beautiful.