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      CommentAuthorKelcey
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    Ariana: These aren't real, but damn I wish they were..


    oh my those are gorgeous.
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      CommentAuthorKelcey
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    I bought this new version fo Brave New World striclty for the cover design

    huxley
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    in the same line of thought as ariana's :
    the bible cover redesign by Pentagram (london)
    theBible_RedesignedPentagram
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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      CommentAuthorJoey Stone
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    Wow, that cover is awesome, hyim. Whats it from?

    And I agree about Pentagram's bible books. All of their book design is pretty amazing to be honest (they're another company I recently visited, I got a bunch of free books and papers from them, all of which were beautiful).
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    Joey Stone wrote :

    Wow, that cover is awesome, hyim. Whats it from?

    It's from etsy, a marketplace where one can sell handmade products. This one went for about 70 bucks if I remember.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    House of Leaves. The cover is beautiful, but the real thing to behold is the text itself. Great design.

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    My god, those Kirby books look horrible.
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    Speaking of Banksy, he has a gallery showing in Chelsea for all of you in the NYC area. I plan on going this week. It's free!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    "My god, those Kirby books look horrible."

    Is Ironman in a rocket chair or a metal-fetish chair that just happens to have rockets?
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    that would be mister miracle, in a rocket chair and so on.
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      CommentAuthorbadger
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007 edited
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    Codex Seraphinianus. Go check out Flickr.
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      CommentAuthorwishlish
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    It's amazing how many of the books listed here were designed by Chip Kidd. He has a book out of all of his designs, and anyone who's interested in what goes into good book design should pick up a copy. I especially like his work with Art Spiegelman on the Jack Cole biography.
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    @warrenellis

    <em>My god, those Kirby books look horrible.</em>

    You're crazy man! Crazy I say!
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
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    i don't always agree with the blogger, but this is a prominent book cover design showcase. it showed "crooked little vein" at one point:
    http://covers.fwis.com/

    and i'm still impressed that marvel comics stopped their "let's smack them in the face with as many fistfights and breasts as possible" approach for a summer and allowed for so much negative pace on the "civil war" series covers. very smart.
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    When I was a teenager (oh so many years ago) these covers got me to pull the books off the shelf and introduced me to the works of Harlan Ellison. They are still some of my favorite designs.


    Harlan Ellison - Spider Kiss

    Harlan Ellison - Gentleman Junkie
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    Wish I could get a better picture of Bryan Hitch's cover to the UK edition of Austin Grossman's very entertaining Soon I Will Be Invincible:

    Soon I Will Be Invincible
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
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    My god, those Kirby books look horrible.


    If you remove the lame slipcover, the actual cover is actually quite nice. Of course I can't find a picture of 'em.
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    Well, I think the FMR's magazine cover design just fine:

    FMR Magazine

    FMR Magazine
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    @ Sarpedon: I completely forgot about that edition of Candide! The strip is a bit "Spoiler City", but hilarious nonetheless. It is the only book I have purchased solely for the design (already owned an old edition). Alas, I ripped the cover in half accidentally a few days later, so I've been meaning to get a replacement.