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Judging Books by Their Covers

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covercoverI’m seriously digging these new cover designs for the British editions of John O’Hara classics BUtterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra. They were done by illustrator Tomer Tanuka, and he shares his inspirations for the covers at his blog Tropical Toxic (where you’ll also find posts from his twin brother Asaf, who is also an illustrator).

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  1. Judged By Covers – Book Design in the UK and US | SVA Library Blog
    at 12:38 pm on February 19, 2013

    […] The Millions has a side by side comparison of book covers from the last year as they appeared in the US and UK. Can you spot any patterns of national taste in the designs? It would be interesting to see a comparison of sales in the two regions, to get a sense of the effectiveness of the respective covers in their different markets. They have previous years as well: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007. […]

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