It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog. To be fair, i’ve been busy. The past three months have involved the race to hand-in, degree show, new blood, graduation, and then finally commencing the search for an actual job. So my humble blog has taken a wee bit of a back seat. However I am back with a vengence.
While purveying the shelves at my local Waterstones recently, I came across these absolutely beautiful book covers. I think it was the sheer simplicity that struck me, especially against other covers which seem to be making use of large typography, coupled with photographic images. Hate a photographic book cover, so lazy!
Here are some pictures of the book covers:
The lines that are used are thin, allowing for intricate details, while the repeat pattern ensures that they work as a “set” while visually remaining simple. What really sets each cover off is the dusky, complementary colour schemes used for each one. I particularly liked the design for War of the Worlds, while I thought Pamela had the most lovely colours.
I had the urge to shove them all in my basket, with further visions of placing them on display on a fancy shelf, to go in a similarly fancy living room. Sadly, due to the events mentioned above, I was not in a financial state to do any of these things, so sadly walked away.