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Cover | Peter Mendelsund
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An original and visually engaging book cover can help make the difference between a flop and a smash, and over the years more than a few designers have taken the creative and mysterious process to levels of supreme beauty and imagination. Peter Mendelsund is that kind of designer and Cover is the story of his love affair with books. Amongst the many recognisable covers he has created are those for the American edition of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage); collections of the works of Joyce, Kafka and Dostoevsky; Peter Carey; Martin Amis and more.
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One of many, many proposed designs for one of my favorite novels

saresmoore Another lovely book I'd never heard of. Stacked, of course. Also the book of covers is so fun! 3y
vivastory @saresmoore this & the penguin designs are my two favorite book design collections 3y
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One of 50 proposed designs by Mendelsund.

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I am a sucker for edge stain (photo caption "The edge stain: expensive, but so luxurious")

cariashley This reminds me I need to finish this series at some point! 3y
Hooked_on_books This book looks amazing. 3y
vivastory @cariashley I haven't read it yet, but it sounds great. I really enjoyed 3y
vivastory @Hooked_on_books It's one of my favorites. I love Mendelsund, he's definitely one of my favorite working book designers 3y
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Cover for Steven Millhauser's "Dangerous Laughter"

Hobbinol ❤️that cover & ❤️ Millhauser ❗️ 3y
vivastory @Hobbinol Isn't it deliciously wild? I read Millhauser for the first time last week. I'll definitely be reading more 3y
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Mendelsund's Dostoevsky designs

saresmoore These are some of my favorite book covers ever. 3y
vivastory @saresmoore Same here, so simple yet so striking 3y
saresmoore Speaking of striking covers, I just put something in the mail for you. 😬It should be there in a couple of days! 3y
vivastory @saresmoore That's such a nice surprise! I look forward to it. That totally made my day! 😀😊 3y
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Evening plans 🍷 📚

Hobbinol I enjoyed your entries on this interesting book! 3y
vivastory Thanks! I enjoyed posting pics while having a few drinks 3y
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Does anyone else love Covers (&tulips) as much as me?

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LA Review of Books interview with one of my favorite living book designers, Peter Mendelsund
http://lareviewofbooks.org/article/cover-design-dangerous-times-interview-peter-...