Making our bookshelves prettier one cloth-bound book at a time, Coralie Bickford-Smith is known for her beautiful cover designs. The Penguin Books cover designer has turned out yet another stunning set of book covers, illustrating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works in eye-catching patterns and metallics. I can’t wait to get them! For some other examples of Coralie’s work, check out the posts here and here. Or go straight to her website. You can also shop her other titles here. Happy hunting!
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All from the The Book Cover Archive.
Top row, from left to right:
The World Without Us. Author: Alan Wiseman. Book cover designer: Pete Garceau.
The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson. Author: Jerome Charyn. Book cover designer: Gabrielle Wilson.
The Golden Road. Author: Caille Miller. Book cover designer: Darren Haggar.
Middle row, from left to right:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Stories. Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Chess Machine. Author: Robert Lohr. Book cover designer: Gray318.
Jane Eyre. Author: Charlotte Bronte. Book cover designer: Megan Wilson.
Bottom row, from left to right:
English as She is Spoke. Author: José da Fonseca.
Dangerous Frames. Author: Nicholas J. G. Winter. Book cover designer: Isaac Tobin.
Battle Royale. Author: Koushun Takami. Book cover designer: Izumi Evers.
I’m still trying to figure out what to do with a lot of blank wall space in my apartment, so I’ve been doing some more hunting for prints of book covers. Some of my favorite book posters from art.com this round are below.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (love that deep crimson color!), Around the World in Eighty Days, Paradise Lost by John Milton, Title page of the first edition of Les Miserables by Victor , One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezHugo
Those pretty covers of the Whites Books I posted on Wednesday got me thinking about book covers. Turns out there is a book cover archive, a website entirely devoted to cataloging books covers for your viewing pleasure. It’s really fun/addicting to browse through. I was also hunting around art.com and I found some great prints of book covers. In general, so many of the book cover prints on the site have wonderfully bright colors. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a few favorites on the wall? I’m currently on a quest to prettify quite a bit of blank wall space in my apartment, and these could do quite nicely. I like the idea of putting them in a hallway, so it will be like perusing a bookshelf as you walk past. I was never a huge fan of The Great Gatsby actually, but that cover is so pretty I might have to give it a second chance!