Sunday, 22 July 2012

Mira Nameth's Coming of Age Covers

In an attempt to enter the YA market, Virago Modern Classics is releasing the 'Coming of Age' series at the start of August: six hardback classics about growing up, mostly drawn from the Virago backlist. The series has wraparound covers by Swedish-born, NY-based Mira Nameth, who specialises in gorgeous, delicate illustrations full of long, swooping lines and tiny organic details.

I'm looking for images of the full jackets, as I understand that the six join together to form one large mural. In the meantime, here are the six fronts:

Nameth has worked on book covers before: this is her cover for the 2009 Vintage UK edition of Posession:


Christina said...

These are so pretty! I love them! I'm not sure how much they say YA reader, but they're lovely.

JRSM said...

Yes, they're not YA specific in design--I imagine that will be covered by the publicity, bookshop placement, etc. But they're gorgeous! Being a manly man I've already ordered a couple of them.

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Stuart said...

These are absolutely stunning!

This is how a set of novels should look and feel. Something you want to collect and look beautiful alongside one another.

I'm looking forward to seeing the full covers and how they interact.


JRSM said...

Thanks for the comments, Stuart. I have some on order--Olympics-delayed from the UK, I suspect, but I hope to get them soon, and post about how they link together.