Monday, 18 September 2006

The Art of Cover Design.

Found this interview with Paul Buckley, the art director for book cover design at Penguin US via Boingboing. The awesome cover for the US edition of Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics is his handiwork, and its much better than the yuckworthy UK edition:


(left: US edition, right: UK edition)

In the interview, he mentions commissioning the work of artists such as Frank Miller (Sin City), Art Spiegelman (Maus) and Chester Brown (Yummy Fur), which really give the book covers a cool edge, such as this edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover for the Penguin Classics Deluxe imprint:

Now, that's a book worth owning just for the cover alone.

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