"I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me."
Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms)
In the mean time, please visit my other tumblr which occasionally features book covers, but mostly Sofia Coppola, Phoebe Philo et les garçonnes.
lower case is sexy.
Penguin Modern Classics: Franz Kafka
- A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Vintage Classics: Italo Calvino
chinese book covers
in penguin’s photostream: some very nice penguin covers and spines.
- the chronicle of American Dreams.
Some very vintage, beautiful covers - all images from the Advertising Archives.
'One of the greatest American novelists of the twentieth century' - Sunday Telegraph
Click here for the complete Vintage Yates collection.
good book covers are those that make you jump, make you marvel, make you smile; they would leave a big room for imagination and interpretation. Typography is important, colour is important, but the idea is of paramount. Somehow the current technology would become old, out-of-style, but the beauty of classic, groundbreaking designs will always remain.