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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Covers, Re-imagined...

I love it when independent artists decide to create their own book covers...the results are always unexpected. Take these for example:

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They were created by two Portuguese women -- Sandra G. and Orquidea C. -- now living in Amsterdam. They used their own photography and wit....As a result, their sensibility is so wonderfully European. It's hard for me to pick a favorite. Maybe The Hours? What do you think?

(More on their blog, re-cover project.)

Oh, and I almost forgot, today is Dylan Thomas' birthday...(thank you Giulia!)


"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."


Blogger Erin Wallace said...

I like them all, but I think I'll have to go woth "Women, Art, and Society."

xo Erin

October 27, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Giulia said...

I love these & I also went over to see some stuff from their archive. I do love The Hours triple exposure (or whatever it is), but I also like Bonjour, Tristesse because it fits with what I think of when I think of the book. On the site, I laughed out loud at a Dylan Thomas cover (it's his bday, btw). Now I want to see which cover Erin references. Lots to see here. Thanks for the tip, Tina.

October 27, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger the real mia said...

Oooh, I love the Lolita and In Cold Blood covers.

October 27, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Gypsea Tree {Steam Spectre} said...

These are great! I'm such a sucker for a good book cover... I think I like The Hours the best as well.

October 27, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger thelayeredpancake said...

oh wow! such a great find. i love the lolita cover...its so subtle and cool, the little collar bone show.

October 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Penney said...

I find them all totally fascinating!!Oh, to have that eye and ability!!!! fabulous!

xo, P

October 27, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger The above fore-mentioned. said...

Love the Ginsberg cover. Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas - have you seen the bio-pic on him, "The Edge of Love"?

October 28, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Tonia said...

The Hours cover is very evocative of what's going on in the book, but for sheer gloomy day (which it is) cheeriness, I'd go for Claudine a Paris (a favourite book in any case)!

October 28, 2010 at 1:13 AM  

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