March 29, 2007


I think that people who design book covers and movie titles have some of the dreamiest jobs ever. They have the privilege of interpreting someone else's work and creating the perfect package for it and a lot of the time, it is the first impression that readers and viewers have of the work. I especially love when book designers do something creative with the endpapers, those (usually solid color) pages that are glued to the inside covers of hard bound books. These two are from two books that I happened to be flipping through this week, and I couldn't get over the similarity in their layout and printing style (black on grey and silver on black).

The top endpapers are from The Nutshell Studies of Unexpected Death, and the bottom endpapers are from Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye.


baffle said...

'Book packaging' is so important, isn't it?

The ones you posted are quite handsome indeed.

In addition to checking out endpapers, I've also been known to sneak a peek under the plastic covers on library books to see what the real cover looks like.

If it 'rates', then I'll peruse the contents of the book!

Conn said...

i agree... i tend to love the real covers under the jackets more than the jackets. usually linen with an embossed image or text. classic.

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that the same designers did both? Michael Worthington and Jon Sueda

Lauren said...

You're kidding! Well that explains it then. I have to look those guys up.