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Archive for June 24th, 2009:


Books of a Feather

posted June 24, 2009

Posted by Anne Healey in book design books

Here’s a little selection of beautiful book covers featuring birds.

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The Nightingales of Troy (paperback) by Alice Fulton (W.W. Norton, 2009) — Designed by Kelly Blair

To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession (paperback) by Dan Koeppel (Plume, 2006).  According to the Book Cover Archive, the designer is Mike Langman, but I don’t see anything like it on his website, so I think that perhaps someone else designed the book using his wonderful paintings. I could be wrong!


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My Side of the Matter by Truman Capote (Penguin Pocket 70s, 2005). This is my favorite of the bunch. I like the dimness of the photo contrasted with the pink lettering. Also, the composition really works — it’s held together with diagonals as opposed to a grid.

Accidental Species by Kass Fleisher (Chax Press, 2005). I wish I could find a larger picture of this. Is the image a photo of a three-dimensional assemblage?


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Dear Dearly Departed by Harold Abramowitz (Palm Press, 2008). I don’t have any information on the illustrator or designer.

The Kiss by Anton Chekhov (Penguin Pocket 70s, 2005)