Monday, 14 February 2011

Freeman on Burroughs

A sharp-eyed reader brought these wonderful covers to my attention: artist/designer Owen Freeman doing William S. Burroughs. See more here. (Click all for bigger versions.)






And here's his most recent cover image...



..and its final version, with type by Michael Salu (who I interviewed here).



Freeman's sites are well worth exploring--there aren't any other book covers there, but plenty of illustrations to go with books, like these for Raymond Chandler...




..or this for T. S. Eliot's 'The Hollow Men'...



..or this for Mary Poppins.

5 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

nice work. love the illio for The Hollow Men.

Chasch said...

I've just seen those Burroughs in a bargain bookstore in Bristol for 2 pounds each... Which is both very sad and very fortunate. They look very nice in real life, too!

Ian Shimkoviak said...

where all books—good or bad—end up.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Hey James. do you follow this guy: http://justtheplaceforasnark.blogspot.com/

?

nice posts.

also: http://graphicdefiner.wordpress.com

JRSM said...

Those are both great links, Ian: I shall start following them now!