Dust Jacket Lust: Books by Their Covers

[dare to eat a peach?]
[submit to the lust]

More eyewateringly gorgeous bookbinding from the Jade Bookbinding Studio.

THE FARMER’S YEAR
     
     Clare Leighton
     Collins / 1933
     Clare Leighton [wood engraving]
     282 x 362 mm
     Bound 2007
     Private Collection : UK
Brace yourselves, lusty folk, for the next series of posts features more goodies from the Jade Bookbinding Studio. SWOON.
DOWN THE RIVER     H.E.Bates     London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. / 1937      Agnes Miller Parker [wood engraving]     265 x 200 mm     Bound 2005     Private Collection : UK

Brace yourselves, lusty folk, for the next series of posts features more goodies from the Jade Bookbinding Studio. SWOON.

DOWN THE RIVER

     H.E.Bates
     London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. / 1937 
     Agnes Miller Parker [wood engraving]
     265 x 200 mm
     Bound 2005
     Private Collection : UK

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REVENGE – Yoko Ogawa – Silk Bound Edition

These three different editions of Revenge by acclaimed Japanese writer Yoko Ogawa have been produced in collaboration with Midori Kunikata-Cockram of the Jade Bookbinding Studio.

Each one has been hand-bound in a chemise constructed from vintage silk sourced from Japan. Some were constructed from actual kimonos and others from specially sourced rolls of silk, and as such each one is entirely unique.

We have produced a total of only 100 numbered copies using three different fabrics; each one is signed by the author and beautifully wrapped in Japanese Shoji and Chiyogami handmade paper.

To register your interest please email - harvillseckereditorial@randomhouse.co.uk

You can also read about how the books were made over at Jade Bookbinding Studio.

No Toda Las Vacas Son Iguales (Not All Cows Are Alike), Osos De Cuento (Bears Story), and Perros De La Calle (Reservoir Dogs). Written by Antonio Ventura, illustrated by Pablo Amargo, and “born as a project where the illustrator genuine [sic] plans and determines the whole plot of the book”. Feast your eyes on some of their insides here.

Pablo Amargo's cover for Casualidad (text by Pepe Monteserín). You can see some of the insides here.

Pablo Amargo's cover for Casualidad (text by Pepe Monteserín). You can see some of the insides here.

Pablo Amargo - cover and illustrations for Flor de Todo Lo Que Queda (Edelvives 2012).

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THE GARDENER OF OCHAKOV - Andrey Kurkov
The Gardener of Ochakov is about Igor, a young man who puts on an old soviet policeman’s uniform and finds himself transported back to 1957 – an era that is far less idyllic than his mother’s generation had always made out. In fact it’s positively dangerous. It is the latest novel by Andrey Kurkov, the Ukrainian author whose books are full of black-humour and often wander into the surreal.
Kurkov’s wit finds a brilliant visual partner for his novels in Pablo Amargo, the award-wining Spanish illustrator.
“In my illustrations for Kurkov´s covers I look to create pieces full of mystery and playfulness” - www.pabloamargo.com
Published 1st August 2013.

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THE GARDENER OF OCHAKOV - Andrey Kurkov

The Gardener of Ochakov is about Igor, a young man who puts on an old soviet policeman’s uniform and finds himself transported back to 1957 – an era that is far less idyllic than his mother’s generation had always made out. In fact it’s positively dangerous. It is the latest novel by Andrey Kurkov, the Ukrainian author whose books are full of black-humour and often wander into the surreal.

Kurkov’s wit finds a brilliant visual partner for his novels in Pablo Amargo, the award-wining Spanish illustrator.

In my illustrations for Kurkov´s covers I look to create pieces full of mystery and playfulness” - www.pabloamargo.com

Published 1st August 2013.

Chris Coady's cover and illustrations for Keith Gray's The Trick.

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HAMMOND INNES
Hammond Innes (1913-1998) wrote over 30 books – thrillers with sturdy, plain-speaking British heroes at the centre; ordinary men caught up in impossible events. Innes journeyed all over the world, working as a journalist, whaler, soldier, but primarily sailing the high seas and racing in his yacht the Mary Deare. He turned all of his adventures into stories, and many of them were bestsellers. We will reissue four of his novels in Vintage Classics in June 2013, and have just designed fresh new covers, with commissioned illustrations from Chris Coady. They have the right balance of nostalgia and vintage adventure, with a colourful, modern appeal. Chris Coady is represented by NB Illustration.

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HAMMOND INNES

Hammond Innes (1913-1998) wrote over 30 books – thrillers with sturdy, plain-speaking British heroes at the centre; ordinary men caught up in impossible events. Innes journeyed all over the world, working as a journalist, whaler, soldier, but primarily sailing the high seas and racing in his yacht the Mary Deare. He turned all of his adventures into stories, and many of them were bestsellers.
 
We will reissue four of his novels in Vintage Classics in June 2013, and have just designed fresh new covers, with commissioned illustrations from Chris Coady. They have the right balance of nostalgia and vintage adventure, with a colourful, modern appeal.
 
Chris Coady is represented by NB Illustration.

Not technically dust jackets, but here’s a selection of Nuno DaCosta's drawings for Vogue. As highly stylised drawings, they’re a bit gorgeous. As representations of women, however, they’re terrifying (fashion industry, observe my very frowny face). Ladies, remember: inserting several extra vertebrae into your neck is one of the first rules of high fashion. And never close your mouth. Also, if your cheekbones couldn’t double as diamond-cutters, you’re doing it wrong. Put down that sandwich and start pouting.

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GIGI AND THE CAT and CHERI-Colette
Beautifully illustrated by Nuno DaCosta, these new Vintage Classics are available from the 5th September.

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GIGI AND THE CAT and CHERI-Colette


Beautifully illustrated by Nuno DaCosta, these new Vintage Classics are available from the 5th September.

Judit Ferencz's cover illustration for the novel Fateless by Imre Kertész.

Judit Ferencz's cover illustration for the novel Fateless by Imre Kertész.

Lucky Dragon by Judit Ferencz.

DJL is delighted to bring you not only the covers but also the insides of The Scientist by Judit Ferencz.

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JAMES JOYCE CLASSICS
These two Vintage Classics are the work of illustrator Judit Ferencz and are due for release in December 2012. Judit was briefed to create storyboards that would offer an implied narrative, but stop at telling the full tale. After much research, she supplied a selection of cleverly-cropped images that played off each other suggesting stories within a story - the result being these wonderfully poetic designs.

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JAMES JOYCE CLASSICS

These two Vintage Classics are the work of illustrator Judit Ferencz and are due for release in December 2012. Judit was briefed to create storyboards that would offer an implied narrative, but stop at telling the full tale. After much research, she supplied a selection of cleverly-cropped images that played off each other suggesting stories within a story - the result being these wonderfully poetic designs.