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.


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