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10 Alternative Book Covers/Film Posters
January 17, 2012 3:12 PM   Subscribe

10 Alternative Book Covers/Film Posters to celebrate the launch of the Penguin Design Award 2012.
posted by Pilly (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Sex and the City one made me laugh.
posted by mazola at 3:16 PM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh wow, I was expecting more of the same "minimal" stuff...these are really inspired. I particularly enjoy The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Stunningly perfect.
posted by troika at 4:02 PM on January 17, 2012


I love the one for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. But the one for A Tale of Two Cities strikes me as screamingly wrong - using two 19th century buildings as symbols on the cover of a book set during the French Revolution puts my teeth on edge.
posted by Azara at 4:14 PM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like all of them.
posted by Houyhnhnm at 4:37 PM on January 17, 2012


Neat!
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 4:45 PM on January 17, 2012


That Hamlet cover! That's the stuff right there. It literally draws you into the book. I was also impressed with the The Jungle Book. A nice junction of classic and contemprary without feeling derivative of either.
posted by KingEdRa at 6:36 PM on January 17, 2012


using two 19th century buildings as symbols on the cover of a book set during the French Revolution puts my teeth on edge.

it's not just me then. Aside from that one, these are really great
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 7:04 PM on January 17, 2012


It's a timeless classic!

(Actually, that really bothered me too, despite - or maybe because - I liked the execution so much.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:24 PM on January 17, 2012


The Sex and the City one made me laugh.

It made me wince - couldn't they have found a sktscraper less, er, pointy?
posted by ntrifle at 1:20 AM on January 18, 2012


Penguin have always been an inspiration in this area.
posted by eugenerhan at 8:49 AM on January 18, 2012


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