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Monday, June 20, 2011

Penguin Sci-Fi

"The Art of Penguin Science Fiction" is a beautiful collection of covers from Penguin's science fiction collection posted online for the world to gawk at.
The landing page is an overwhelming grid of covers, but if you click around a bit you'll find out a lot about book cover design, the designers behind them and the science fiction genre. I'll let you do that digging on your own and just highlight a few changing covers I personally enjoyed.

I gave up my copy of "The Black Cloud" when I moved to Chicago, but I absolutely love the design for it. I enjoyed seeing the sequence of changes it has gone through over the years:

I also enjoyed seeing the different covers for "1984" and "War of the Worlds":

(all images)


rscottmanley said...

this is awesome!

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