Fun for Monday: Dreamy Book Covers

As this blue mood of mine doesn’t seem to be shifting, I thought I’d try to inspire myself with a tag about one of my favourite things: book covers. Not much talking going on here, just a few visual delights. This is another tag I found via the wonderful Zeezee, and it was created by Tiana the Book Raven, who I’ve linked to below because there are… …RULES: Thank the person who tagged you and spread the love. (I wasn’t tagged, but thank you Zeezee for always finding such excellent tags). Mention the creator of this tag: Tiana @ The … Continue reading Fun for Monday: Dreamy Book Covers

Vintage SciFi Artists – A Few More Favourites

  This one’s for Bookstooge – it only took the vaguest suggestion that another book cover post might be welcome and, well, here we are. When I was planning my first post about some of my favourite SF cover artists of bygone years I was frustrated not to be able to find more information about some of them. Two, in particular, John Cayea and Anita Siegel, worked for only a very short period of time as cover artists before moving on to other things and so, with so little info to work with, I didn’t include them in that first … Continue reading Vintage SciFi Artists – A Few More Favourites

Vintage SciFi Artists – A Few Favourites

  Vintage SF cover art is in a league of its own. Looking back at some of the paperback covers from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies is to see the visual language of science fiction being worked out image by image. There’s an experimental feel to a lot of the artwork produced during this period that totally floats my boat and so today, for your viewing pleasure (possibly) and for my own delectation (definitely) I’m sharing a select few of my favourite artists.   Richard Powers 1921-1996 I first came across Richard Powers’ work only last year when I was … Continue reading Vintage SciFi Artists – A Few Favourites

Fun for Monday: Halloween Book Covers Tag

This is an original tag created by Kristen over at Moonlight and Metaphors that I was particularly attracted to because Kristen’s rules are so relaxed: “It’s really simple. All you have to do is find a book cover for each topic! It can be covers you love, books you’ve read, random covers – there are no rules. You can put your own spin on things. Do what you want 🙂 Just have fun…” Yay! Can do! I am so hijacking this tag to talk about some of my favourite cover artists! (Whilst keeping it spooktastic, of course).   Skull/Skeleton/Bones This … Continue reading Fun for Monday: Halloween Book Covers Tag

Book Cover Matters/Book Covers Matter – Part 2

  So, I could probably carry on rambling about all the random things I think and feel about book covers indefinitely, but that would get boring and I would get tired. Instead, I decided I’d go back over my list of all-time-greats and pick out some of my favourite cover designs. This doesn’t really work that well (because these books mean so much to me that I sometimes feel love even for the bad covers) without some kind of criteria to work to, so I’m only going to pick out book covers that (a) were the primary reason for me … Continue reading Book Cover Matters/Book Covers Matter – Part 2

Book Cover Matters/Book Covers Matter Part 1

Book covers matter to me. That’s not to say that I only read books that I find attractive, and I’ll read something recommended to me no matter what its cover looks like if I am intrigued and inspired by what I hear about it. But if we readers know nothing about a book, then it’s title, cover and blurb are, naturally, all we have to go on to decide whether we’ll purchase or borrow it, and ultimately read it. And I find myself in bookstores and libraries (far more often than is healthy) making massive and immediate decisions about books … Continue reading Book Cover Matters/Book Covers Matter Part 1