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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Sherlock Holmes

Design by Coralie Bickford-Smith

There's a great post over at the Penguin Blog about 8 new Red Classics editions of Sherlock Holmes stories and novels.


The designer is quoted in one of the post's comments: "The vibrant, two-tone covers use typefaces that evoke the Victorian era and an early cinema poster aesthetic emphasizes the adventure and excitement of the stories." Nice, unexpected stuff. Check them out, but don't blame me for the wee tiny images :-)

1 comment:

Stephen Tiano said...

Hmmm ... classic "B" movie poster is what I thought when I saw the cover. Evocative, to say the least, of a time before every movie is supposed to strive to be a middle-of-the-road blockbuster.

But what's more interesting to me is that a book cover should evoke thoughts of movies. Does this counter the desired effect, trying to get someone to pick up a book?