Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Alain de Botton


Two books of essays published by Vintage. Their simple beauty speaks for itself. I love the way the cloud is framed in Art of Travel, with a man-made cloud-like ornament superimposed on the natural cloud. Designer names to come.

5 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

these are beautiful. very meditative.

Hey, I wanted to run by you 2 covers i came across at Powells:

http://www.amazon.com/Wife-Gods-Novel-Kwei-Quartey/dp/1400067596

and

http://www.amazon.com/Sanctified-Chicken-Fried-Portable-Southwestern-Collection/dp/0292719418

Tal said...

cool covers, Ian. I wonder who designed them. I have to say, the second one reminds me of a Gregg Kulick.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

first is by roberto de vique

nbm said...

I like the first, the photo has a wonderfully mysterious quality; the second, though pretty, seems generic.

Marcus said...

I much prefer the uk covers you can see some here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?_encoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books-uk&field-author=Alain%20de%20Botton