Posts Tagged "Book Design"

February 17, 2009

New Books, Old Tricks

M S Corley redesigned these Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket book covers below to look like Penguin Classics. Frankly, I’m not sure if I would compare any of the Harry Potter’s with Medea or Ulysses (settle down now, I know you may be a fan, but this post begs the comparison – at least visually) but I envy the skills this dude has to recreate the classic designs with such conviction.


Since I was on the subject of books today, what is your favorite book cover? Here’s some of mine:


The middle one is Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum. And actually, maybe I just like that last one because I am obsessed with Robert Caro.


February 17, 2009


Chip Kidd, editor-at-large for Pantheon, design consultant for The Paris Review since 1995, will be giving a “lecture” at Meredith College this Saturday at 6pm, an AIGA event. If you don’t know who this gentleman is, just take a walk through your  local Barnes and Noble and you’ll see aisles of his work.

Chip Kidd Cover

Or, if you live in NY, you can see lots of the hip young elite carrying around a Burroughs or Sedaris paperback on the morning subway ride. Luckily for you, I’m not here to review the books, just mention the covers. Although I do have to go on one tangent: Kidd designs for The Paris Review. Amazing. Phillip Gourevitch is the editor extrodinaire. Incredible. He wrote a book called “We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families” about the Rwandan Genocide. READ THAT. Then go see Chip Kidd talk about the easier side of life.