Book Covers

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

But I have to admit that most of the time I am attracted by the book’s cover before I flip through its pages. In fact, I believe the book cover is just as important as the book itself!

Penguin Classics in a hardcover clothbound series by Coralie Bickford-Smith. They would look quite lovely on a bookshelf.  I have yet to read them!

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s hardcover series is very simple yet classy, and is also illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Probably wouldn’t have guessed it was by the same person because it is so different from her previous designs. Coralie Bickford-Smith’s work is just so creative and eye-catching! 

Ian Fleming’s James Bond series was republished under the Penguin 007  imprint in 2008 as a Centenary Edition to  celebrate Fleming’s 100th birthday.  All 14 book covers were illustrated by Michael Gillette. Apparently, he was on a tight schedule and had only spent a few days on plannng and painting each of them. I think he has done a wonderful job; the different colours of each book and the type and font on each woman’s back makes it unique and also eye-catching. It just feels so James Bond-sy (if that’s a word).

In fact, I am going to do some reading this Christmas (finally)!

Wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!


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