Book covers designed by the super talented John Gall, whose work I meant to post about ages a go, but I totally forgot. Was reminded today by the news on twitter that he is the new creative director of Abrams books.
Oh and he has a tumblr where he posts collage work - http://nearlywaves.tumblr.com/
& just a regular tumblr blog too - http://johngall.tumblr.com/
Fake book covers, celebrating 19th century women writers.
redesigns for S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders.
Maureen Johnson, in the Huffington Post: “We’re told not to judge books by them, but… EVERYBODY DOES. That is what they are for. They are the packages that get your attention, that give you messages about what to expect.
Which is why yesterday, I proposed a little experiment on Twitter. I asked people to take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like. Because we have these expectations in our heads already.
There were hundreds of replies within 24 hours. Click here to see just a few of them.”
This conversation is great, for so many reasons, including:
- It gets people thinking critically about gender, publishing, reader’s advisory & library displays in a creative, fun way that is also serious & likely to engender real, thoughtful conversations
- It can also be adapted to create a library program where teens create alternate covers for some of their own favorite books. It would be an excellent assignment in English classrooms, too, for that matter.
DICKENS AT CHRISTMAS
This Hardback edition gathers together not only Dickens’ Christmas Books but also stories that Dickens wrote for the special seasonal editions of his periodicals All the Year Round and Household Words, and a festive tale from The Pickwick Papers.
For the jacket, illustrator Emily Sutton created a festive Victorian shop-front, taking inspiration from Eric Ravilious’ High Street. The book is also beautifully illustrated throughout.
Available now from Vintage Classics.
“Jason Booher designs book covers as well as other things”