Monday, July 6, 2009

London Calling: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

I just came back from a great trip to London, where I spent three hours one day at Waterstone's, the UK equivalent of Barnes & Noble (they do have Borders, though). It was fascinating to see all the alternate covers to books we're familiar with here in the US, as well as see the fabulous work of Keenan and Gray318 that doesn't grace our stores. Those guys must be sleeping for half an hour a day. Top shows Jon Gray's Dream Eaters - the circle is actually gold foil. Second is the American paperback version (I think Shasti O'Leary Soudant designed it). Third is a new book in this series, and I'm not sure who designed it, although it appears Gray-like. And fourth is Shasti's US design. More UK designes coming up this week.


Ian Koviak said...

Gray is a rock star. I dunno how he does it, but every cover of his is intriguing to look at.

gray318 said...

Hey Tal, Thanks for the kind words.
You should have come said hello!
Next time.

Tal said...

Darn, I should have! I was there for too short a time. Next time indeed. I hope you enjoyed the ridiculously high temperatures. I got more of a tan than I did in Mexico!

London hotels said...

Hey, don't you know? London is the best place on earth for the book-lovers, next time, bring your tent and sleeping bag :) I'll sure do it in my next trip, asap!