Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Richard Bravery: Michael Chabon UK Covers

Great paperback series design for Harper Collins UK. Going by the Kavalier and Clay cover, there is a lot of gold foil going on, I'm assuming on all of these, which are printed on non-finish paper. The Wonder Boys cover is hilarious - the typewriter keys in the upper half spell out a review of the book. And the top reads "Every writer has an ideal reader. I thought, and it was just my good luck, that mine wanted to sleep with me." Please click on images to enlarge.

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.