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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Five for Friday, 10.09.09

The Amazing Absorbing Boy; design by Jennifer Lum, illustration by Michael Cho:


The Journey Prize; design by Leah Springate:


Automatic World; design by Kelly Hill:


Strange Things Happen; jacket design by Mary Schuck, photograph by Sheila Rock:


Morbid Curiosity; design and illustration by Ben Gibson:

11 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

all very powerful covers that make you realize that book design is well and happy.

Dan Mogford said...

Got to agree with Ian - 5 crackers today. Morbid Curiosity and Strange Things particularly floating my boat :-)

Tropolist said...

I really like Strange Things Happen, except for the incredibly poor placement of the blue text; unfortunately it looks like a book I have no interest in reading. Morbid Curiosity is a real stunner too.

Eve said...

These are all terrific. I love The Journey Prize the most.

author: Jenya said...

I'm a graphic design student at the School of Visual Arts so I'm really glad I found this blog. It is full of inspiring ideas.

Joseph said...

Thanks, Jenya.

Conquer Boredom said...

The POPLAR typeface is getting really popular these days. It is a good one when used correctly, which I feel it has been with "Automatic World". However, I find the "R" somewhat irksome because the of the little flare on the second leg. It seems somewhat non sequitur given the nature of the rest of the characters. But yeah, five solid covers.

Anonymous said...

These covers all have some nice imagery and strong concepts, but I'm also seeing some typographic problems in all of them. OK -maybe not "problems", but there's definitely some awkwardness.
Most of "Amazing Absorbing", that floating "stories" on "Journey Prize", "Automatic World" is just cramped all around, etc...

Auckland property manager said...

I like the series of amazing boy......He seems so cool and charming.

denparser said...

I admire the first one. the best poster and cover to a book.

Anonymous said...

Uhhhhh no on "Strange Things Happen". It feels awkwardly unfinished/unpolished.