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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Penguin's "Boys Own Books" Series

Very interesting art direction for Penguin's forthcoming "Boys Own Books" series: I think these covers will appeal more to book-buying parents than book-reading kids, which probably makes sense. There's a strong and very cool Hardy Boys-like "rushing into possible danger" element to most of these.




8 comments:

Pocheco said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Penguin does such an awesome job with its covers. Just yesterday I blogged about their Classic Deluxe Edition, which also includes some amazing covers. Yay Penguin.

Milja said...

Oh, wow. Fabulous.

DaydreamSupercollider said...

They're retro but they're very bold and eye-catching. And you're right, they are Hardy Boys art styled.

kbd said...

ah, SO much better than the other "cool" teenage stuff out there. Just today I was sent an email from a bookstore for this winner from James Patterson. Ew.
http://www.amazon.com/Maximum-Ride-Saving-Extreme-Sports/dp/0316155608/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-6654419-4184967?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1180637923&sr=8-1
(apologies for the link, couldn't find a pic of the cover alone)

Orhan Kahn said...

Awesome book covers. Very catchy to the eye.

photosynthesize said...

i think each has its own style. the She cover for instance is very reminiscent of art nouveau adverts.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comments. I designed these book jackets and its really nice to see the covers talked about. There are two more in the series and each cover has a style relivant to the date it was first published.

Cheers!

Orhan Kahn said...

I really, really like this selection. Niice.