Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cover to cover


I've always had an interest in book cover design.

And of course like many people I also have a soft spot for good old orange Penguin Classics.

To celebrate the late Hunter Thompson's birthday here are four different covers for his book Hell's Angels.


It's quite fascinating how different each of the covers is.

Yet they are for exactly the same book.

Which surely means each of the designers was given the same brief.


And the more I think about this the more I wonder whether book publishers ever do that thing that agency clients like to do.

Combine two or more ideas into one.

Probably.

But I certainly hope not!