Monday, June 9, 2008

Evan Gaffney: The Planets

From Evan's interview with AIGA (this book is a winner of the 2005 50 Books/50 Covers competition):
"The Planets is the story of the solar system, told in chapters that merge the contemporary science and historical mythology of each planet. The jacket art, an engraving from the 17th century, is full of mysticism and wonder. The die­cut circle offers a peek onto the case art, a painting by illustrator Lynette Cook, which is a more factual rendering based on NASA documentation. "


Gould said...

I like this one :

Is it from an Henry Darger's drawing? I am not sure...

Blair said...

The Joyce Carol Oates book was designed by Allison Saltzman; the painting is by none other than Martin Mull (the comedian/actor). The book is Joyce's fictionalized account of the Jon Benet Ramsey story.

Now back to The Planets! I love this jacket. I can't believe I haven't seen this one before.