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Dust Jacket Design: Keenan

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Dust Jacket Design: Keenan

The work of Jamie Keenan has always reminded me of another one of my favorite book designers, Gray 318. Both designers seem to enjoy getting creative when they can utilize a wide variety of approaches while delivering bread & butter covers most l [...]

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June 14, 2011

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Dust Jacket Design: Paul Buckley

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Dust Jacket Design: Paul Buckley

It's not easy to identify a Paul Buckley cover. His style runs the gamut resulting in covers designed (or directed) to boldly stand out, or tastefully fit in.

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April 26, 2011

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Dust Jacket Design: Gray 318

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Dust Jacket Design: Gray 318

Like many, I first became familiar with the elusive Gray 318 through his covers for Jonathan Safran Foer. I remember being impressed by the hand lettering and the choice of bold colors. Since then, I've been on the prowl for Gray's covers.

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February 23, 2011

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Dust Jacket Design: Rodrigo Corral

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Dust Jacket Design: Rodrigo Corral

Although I love well designed book covers, I take a special interest in the ones that actually portray aspects of the novel itself. Particularly those aspects that become clear only after reading the book. For me this is the mark of a great dust jack [...]

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August 23, 2010

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The Book Design of Carin Goldberg

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The Book Design of Carin Goldberg

In the late 80s and early 90s, Goldberg brought typographic experiments, nouveau elements and collage to the forefront of dust jacket design, setting the stage for the next generation of book designers.

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July 12, 2010

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Experimental Use of Text in Modern Novels

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Experimental Use of Text in Modern Novels

Although most of our contemporary examples of experimental text exist within art communities and design circles, the concept has nevertheless found its way into more than a few mainstream formats. Here are three examples of experimental text in novel [...]

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June 21, 2010

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Dust Jacket Design: Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch

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Dust Jacket Design: Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch

I just love this cover. From the beautiful type to the illustrations to the entire concept, Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch has created yet another perfect dust jacket.

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June 14, 2010

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Dust Jacket Design: John Gall

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Dust Jacket Design: John Gall

When I come across an interesting book cover I always take note of who designed it. Through that process I've repeatedly come across the work of John Gall.

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May 11, 2010

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Dust Jacket Design: The Year of Magical Thinking

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Dust Jacket Design: The Year of Magical Thinking

Welcome to the first of several posts dedicated specifically to the art of the dust jacket. We'll be looking at all kinds of books and designers spanning several genres and several decades.

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April 25, 2010

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