Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, October 11, 2013
The Art of Famous Book Covers
Gabe Habash -- October 9th, 2013 - PW
It’s often the case that a great book cover is created solely for the book itself (see the Vintage/Nabokov/John Gall series, which is one of the best ever), but sometimes a savvy designer finds an extant piece of art that’s so perfect it seems as if it were created just to be put on the jacket. Here are 9 of the best art-and-book-cover matches.
1. Underworld by Don DeLillo The art on the cover: New York, 1972 by André Kertész The iconic photo was taken the year before the official dedication ceremony for the World Trade Center, from Kertész’s apartment. More