Posts Tagged With book cover design

The Snake in Media

Throughout the media, snakes have been portrayed as a notorious creature with bad connotations. The earliest connotation we saw with this trope originated from the bible where the snake led Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden apple. With its long and venomous teeth on top of the implication of greed and temptation, we began…

SHV Think Book 1996-1896 – Irma Boom

This book is one of Irma Boom’s first projects that was commissioned. The book was made in 1996 and has the dimensions of 8 7/8 x 6 11/6 x 4 5/16 inches, two versions of black and white. Paul Fentener van Vlissingen was the commissioner. He is the CEO of SHV, a Dutch Conglomerate. He…

Alvin Lustig New Directions book covers

The designer that set precedence for book cover designs and revitalizing how people engage with literary works in a commercial sense, is none other than Alvin Lustig. This specific cover was designed in 1941 and marks the very beginning of Alvin Lustig’s professional relationship with New Directions Publishing. This is a rather serious and bold…

Louise Fili – The Lover Book Jacket

Louise Fili designed the cover for The Lover by Marguerite Duras in 1985 when she was art director for Pantheon Books at Random House. Duras was a French writer, and even though her work was famous in France, she was barely known in the United States. Thus, the projected sale of The Lover in America…