Friday, May 26, 2006

Judging a book by its cover

From Slate:
In the 1950s, some publishing houses opted to release literary fiction with pulp covers. A striking edition of The Sheltering Sky, for example, promised "a strange tale in the exotic desert"—a tagline that is, when you think about it, both pulpy and apt. Taking such efforts as our inspiration, we asked a handful of designers to create lurid new book jackets for classics from The Iliad to Animal Farm.
The designers came up with some interesting ideas. Click here to see the covers.

--Marshal Zeringue