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Book covers of the year awarded by the Academy of Book Cover Designers

Book covers of the year awarded by the Academy of Book Cover Designers

Arthur Ransome series (Vintage Classics) – winner of the Series ABCD Award. Art directed by James Jones. Illustrated by Pietari Posti

Steven Heller: Before Saul Bass, designer/illustrators, including Arthur Hawkins Jr. and Gene (Eugene Thurston), were doing “Saul Bass” for a book company known as The Mystery League. It is a mystery to me that so little is known about Mr. Thurston. Any hints as to his lineage are gratefully accepted in the comments section.

What Danger Lurks In The Minds of Designers

Before Saul Bass, designer/illustrators, including Arthur Hawkins Jr. and Gene (Eugene Thurston), were doing “Saul Bass” for a book company known as The Mystery League.

A Wolf In Hindelheim, Jenny Mayhew.I created this book cover a while ago, but it will finally be released on Thursday. I had fun with this image, and thanks to Jason Smith at Random House for being great to work with.

A WOLF IN HINDELHEIM, by Jenny Mayhew: 'Historical crime fiction is enjoying something of a golden moment and with her often ingenious and unusual debut, Jenny Mayhew adds significantly to the genre.' - The Scotsman

The Comfort of Thingy-ness Vol VII

The Comfort of Thingy-ness Vol VII (// The Chic-Type Blog)

Its been quite a while since I've done a roundup of some awesome book covers, which means it’s time for an all new edition of The Comfort of Thingy-ness (check out Vol I/II/III/IV/V/VI)!

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an amazing series of work from the collaboration of designer Helen Yentus and illustrator Edel Rodriguez. I especially love the illustration for Hope and Impediments; the illustration so vividly says both things. beautifully done all the way around.

The Scarlet Letter - Artwork by MrFurious  -- Redesigned Classic Book Covers - These wonderfully designed covers may entice you to want to pick up one of these literary classics. Artwork comes courtesy of Recovering the Classics.  --  Brian Galindo - BuzzFeed Staff

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, cover by MrFurious (the Creative Action Network) from the Recovering the Classics collection

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