Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Illustrated Man Illustrated

Sorry about the week-long gap--I've been busy with real-world stuff, as well as being disappointed with Prometheus. Today I see that Ray Bradbury has died. Now I'm (whispers) not the biggest Bradbury fan, though he seems to have been a lovely chap. His writing has lots of good ideas, but its sentimental folksiness grates a bit on me. However, this seems as good a time as ever to post these covers I discovered a couple of weeks ago: three designs by Adam Johnson for the Harper Perennial Modern Classics editions of three of his best books. Click for bigger versions.

We've seen Johnson's work round these parts before: see his beautiful paper stand-ups photos for a number of classic short story selections.


Ian Koviak said...

very nice and for once the NBA logo does not bother me so much.

JRSM said...

Yes, having it sort of "burnt" on, rather than a glary golden simulated sticker, is definitely a good way to go.

Ian Koviak said...

this is still my favorite way of putting a "PRIZE" graphic on a cover:

These illustrations are great and the way the authors name was treated is very elegant with the two in one approach.

JRSM said...

That 'C' cover is great!

I'd love to see the rest of the Bradbury backlist given the Adam Johnson treatment. His approach to something like 'Dinosaur Stories' would be interesting.

Christina said...

Oooh, I'm seriously loving these!