18 March 2009

Things that make you go OM

We are always on the look out for book design to admire, covers that catch our eye and make us go: Oh. And: My.

These ones are for adult readers, but we'll forgive them.

My Unwritten Books by George Steiner

Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven Amsterdam

One Red Paperclip: Or How an Ordinary Man Achieved His Dream with the Help of a Simple Office Supply by Kyle Macdonald

And sometimes when we are casting about for inspiration or simply need to catch our breath, we can be found skulking around the Covers blog or dallying in An Archive of Book Cover Designs and Designers or just slipping on over to see what's new on The Book Design review.

It seems we are inordinately fond of the less-is-more approach to book design, and we must confess that a little well-placed nostalgia can win us over too. You know what we mean, because really, who can look away from the very handsome Popular Penguins that have sprung up in every book store in the land.


Penni Russon said...

I love the little orange penguins. I also love their silver modern classics except they are $$$, the orange ones are only little bit $. All my povo students are buying them. But the print is teeny tiny. Grumble.

Anonymous said...

I like.
And I'm guessing it won't be in The Times spelling bee.

Oh - I like the minimalist book covers too.

Penni Russon said...

I do love that the Penguin classics bring really good literature to the masses.