Having (pretty much) finished my literature degree, I decided it was also time to finish my blogging break. There’s a whole world of books still to read! And let’s face it, no one has time for sub-par stories, so here are my top five creative covers to books I probably haven’t read. They look great, though.
- Jules Verne – Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Brazilian edition, designed by Carlo Giovani)
It’s 3D and beautiful and 3D. And we all thought Jules Verne couldn’t get any better.
2. Ray Bradbury – Farenheit 451 (Design by Elisabeth Perez)
It’s a literal matchbook. This design is smart and cool and a little terrifying. (Spoilers just so we’re all on the same page – it’s a Dystopian about burning books)
3. Lauren Beukes – Zoo City (Designed by Joey Hi-Fi)
How amazing is this typography, though? This blows my mind.
4. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein (Designed by Pol Alert)
Why yes, that is real meat. This one is so grim that I nearly didn’t include it…but someone spent all that time sewing slabs of raw meat together, and I think we have to honour that.
5. On Such a Full Sea – Chang-Rae Lee (Designed by Yentus and Markerbot Studios)
I just can’t get over the 3D stuff. It’s just a slip, so you can take it off and still have a wonderful reading experience, but I guess you’d have to store it by itself rather than on a shelf? It looks cool, but maybe not practical at all?
So there were my top five creative book covers – what books would have made it onto your list? And how are we feeling about 3D covers?
Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!