Dust Jacket Lust: Books by Their Covers

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

Oh rapture! What is very probably a first edition of MacNeice’s Eighty-Five Poems. There’s a little wear and tear (and a charming tea stain on the back) but DJL is positively frothing at the mouth at such a find. Also DJL’s well-worn copy of the Collected Poems does not contain the creepy doll poem “Christina”, so excitement abounds. Favourite poet finds are the best kind.
DJL has been neglecting her duties. But behold! Today she went positively wild in her local branch of Oxfam Books & Music. Observe the pretties, lusty folk. Observe them.
Delicious new covers from Vintage for Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

Books, By Their Covers: Hitchhiker’s Guide - A book cover redesigned

In the scene shown, Arthur is experiencing his first realisation that he is travelling the universe, as he watches the sun set on Magrathea with Marvin. He is explaining to Marvin how awe inspiring it is, and Marvin replies that its rubbish. 

(via illustration-alcove)

DJL digs the Radio Times Sherlock (Series 2) tie-in editions of Conan Doyle.
mscorley:

Pretty simple one.
Out now on Amazon

More from the designer behind the 60s Potter concept covers.

mscorley:

Pretty simple one.

Out now on Amazon

More from the designer behind the 60s Potter concept covers.

mscorley:

Final art for Blood & Treasure cover.
Out now on Amazon

mscorley:

Final art for Blood & Treasure cover.

Out now on Amazon

mscorley:

Final cover.
I had done another in the series which you can see here.
Out now on Amazon

mscorley:

Final cover.

I had done another in the series which you can see here.

Out now on Amazon

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY TO DOCTOR WHO! DJL has been a fan ever since she stopped being too scared to hate the hundreds of episodes her Dad had on VHS, so today is a special day indeed. 
Here, for your general delectation, are some of the Doctor Who Classic Target Novel Re-Releases from 2011, blending the aesthetics of the original covers with the uniformity of the present-day fonts. Beaut.
collectorsitems:

Penguin book covers have again and again caught my eyes over many years and now I finally know, who is responsible for a large amount of them! Paul Buckley, executive creative director at penguin usa. Above: The Steinbeck Series, woodcuts by Andrew Davidson.

collectorsitems:

Penguin book covers have again and again caught my eyes over many years and now I finally know, who is responsible for a large amount of them! Paul Buckley, executive creative director at penguin usa. Above: The Steinbeck Series, woodcuts by Andrew Davidson.

The gender politics of Wonder Woman are suspect. But still. Yay feminism.

(Source: myimaginarybrooklyn)

illustration-alcove:

sonjabarbaric:

I cried to this book. Love this cover.  

Cover design by Caitlin Clarkson.

illustration-alcove:

sonjabarbaric:

I cried to this book. Love this cover.  

Cover design by Caitlin Clarkson.

betterbooktitles:

H.G. Wells: The Time Machine
Reader Submission from Michael Molina, co-host of this great show!
Check out the Better Book Titles book
Follow @DanWilbur on Twitter

DJL has just listened to a radio adaptation, and can confirm this to be true.

betterbooktitles:

H.G. Wells: The Time Machine

Reader Submission from Michael Molina, co-host of this great show!

Check out the Better Book Titles book

Follow @DanWilbur on Twitter

DJL has just listened to a radio adaptation, and can confirm this to be true.

Can DJL please be an emerging poet in America? She wants one of these. Thanks.

Quoth Gabriele Wilson:

Each year since 2003, the Poetry Society of America sponsors a contest for emerging writers in which distinguished poets select 4 manuscripts from thousands of entries. The chosen poets receive $1000 and a custom chapbook. Design of cover and interiors. Illustrations by Leanne Shapton, Tamara Shopsin, Joanna Andreasson, GWD and various collected books and patterns.

DJL has been reading Chrysalis by Erin Halliday and thought the time ripe for a little Templar Poetry appreciation from a DJL perspective. (The poetry is, obviously, cracking - DJL can recommend Paul Maddern and Olive Broderick for starters.) These three covers are an absolute delight, and DJL very-much hopes that this will be their style for the foreseeable future.