Friday, May 20, 2011
Designing 3D covers for Random House's new Vintage line of classic novels
Vintage Books, an offshoot of publisher Random House, has just released a new imprint of classic sci-fi and horror novels that have anaglyphic 3D covers that leap out at the reader when viewed using traditional red-and-blue glasses (which are included with each book). We caught up with Random House creative director Suzanne Dean to find out how they were created.
The five books in the series are Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle and The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by HP Lovecraft. Each features a 3D artwork created by a different illustrator, plus 3D typography.
"The 3D cover is an idea I thought of a long while ago and had been holding onto until the right book came along," says Suzanne. "This sci-fi project, with all its B-movie connotations, was the perfect match."