Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Book covers that we love.

Cover as media. Visual usually tells the story upfront (as with most advertising) but this time, it's reversed. Instead it wraps up the story nicely when you close the book, take a look at the glass and go 'ahh...'. What a neat closure! If you haven't read the book, you'd think 'innocence', 'purity', 'huh?', 'cow', 'goat', 'what the...', 'scratch head', etc. But if you've paid attention to the content. One word. Drugs. Why? Go read it.

Anyway, I think there are a lot of great designs that are extremely inspirational which we tend to overlook every day. One of which are book covers. Especially when vintage is making a comeback, I think we can find some pretty neat solutions and inspirations in these visual communications too.

Also read more about Penguin's famous illustrations.

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