I offer up the following for your consideration: Three quite different covers with similar compositions. Well, kind of. Try squinting at them:
|Living Hell by Catherine Jinks, YA (Harcourt, 2010, originally published in UK with a different cover)|
|Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood by Jame Richards, a YA historical novel in verse (Knopf, 2010)|
|Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales retold by Naomi Lewis, with cover art and introduction by Jan Pienkowski (Puffin, 1995, 2010)|
Love that mermaid--could look at that drawing all day--thanks, Mr. P.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute, now. Before you slather on that sunscreen and step into those flip-flops and head for the beach or the mall or a business meeting or wherever people go in flip-flops these days, request that you have a look at these three URLicious links, okay?
- Here's what to get your typography-crazy friends (such as me) for their birthdays. First editions have sold out, but more printings are expected.
- Not to miss: Fuse #8's recent post of original and new covers for well known children's books, first their original covers followed by more recent art. Better, or just different? Is it wrong to change the cover art on a children's classic? Is it wrong to change the words inside?
- This is so pretty danged neat-o. Caustic Cover Critic has compiled a plethora of grown-up book covers which all use this Danish fellow Vilhelm Hammershøi's paintings of his wife. A quick look--won't take but a minute. Shows you how one quiet image can set the mood for an entire novel, or in this case for many novels.