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18 most recognizable book covers and fun facts about them (infographic)
The new infographic reveals stories behind some of the most famous book covers, from The Great Gatsby, to Invisible Man, to Catch-22.
Just like books, book covers have their stories, too. Did you know, covers for all Virginia Woolf’s books were designed by her sister, Vanessa Bell?
The team from Invaluable, one of the fastest-growing online platforms connecting auction houses and galleries, has released a visual that is one of the best infographics devoted to book cover art we’ve seen so far.
Entitled To Judge a Book by Its Cover, the infographic puts together interesting facts about cover design. It starts with the briefly explained process of book cover creation and selection.
The most interesting section, however, is beneath and shares facts about 18 most famous book covers. Besides the edition, the name of the author and cover artist, you will find here a short fun fact about the cover.
Here are just a few:
- F. Scott Fitzgerald saw a cover for The Great Gatsby, designed by Francis Cugat, while he was still working on the novel. He decided to incorporate it into the book’s plot,
- J.D. Salinger was often picky about covers for his novels. He, however, liked the proposal for The Catcher in the Rye created by E. Michael Mitchell. Despite this, the author refused to sign a copy for the designer,
- Alfred Hitchcock loved so much the cover of Robert Bloch’s Psycho, designed by Francis Cugat, that he bought the rights to typography,
- A cover for Catch-22 was designed by Paul Bacon, who pioneered the “Big Book Look,” a trend in cover art where the author’s name and title were in large print, accompanied by a small illustration.
Just a reminder that Invaluable is the company which created a set of already iconic visuals presenting over 70 Shakespearean insults that you can use in every situation, and accompanied by Shakespearean insult generator.
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Via Invaluable Blog.
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About Ola Kowalczyk
As a frequent visitor of her favorite local library, Ola is particularly interested in how books and libraries evolve in the digital age. Ebooks, print, audiobooks – for her, all books are equal.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The Hunger Games Prequel
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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