Ooh, aren't these just lovely!
I came across the work of Coralie Bickford-Smith on various blogs recently and just had to have a little trip over to her website for a looksie.
Coralie is the Senior Cover Designer at Penguin books and has created several series designs.
The 'Great Food' books are just stunning, I love them all, and the 'Clothbound' series are gorgeous too.
If these don't make you want to pick up a book for a read, I don't know what will!
For the series of 'Great Food' book covers, she took inspiration from the illustrations of traditional tableware and old ceramic design from history books and catalogues, and along with using an object silhouette that reflected each books content, created the book cover.
Here are a few of the fabulous designs...
(even the spines are enticing me in!)
These are the designs for Hans Christian Andersen and Arabian Nights...
In the 'Clothbound' series, Carolie again uses a particular motif or object that represents the story beautifully; Great Expectations has a chandelier repeated on its cover, Treasure Island has palm trees and parrots, and perfectly fitting, Alice in Wonderland has pink flamingos and the wonderful croquet game that features in the story. Love it!
(Where should I start my collection...?!)
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