"I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me."

Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms)

(Source: blaqmagic, via shotgun-season)


In the mean time, please visit my other tumblr which occasionally features book covers, but mostly Sofia Coppola, Phoebe Philo et les garçonnes.

(via theotherway)

lower case is sexy.

*Click me; The top 5 rules of book cover design

- by John Gall, the vice-president and art director of Vintage Books.

Penguin Modern Classics: Franz Kafka

- A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.

Vintage Classics: Italo Calvino

chinese book covers

it’s snowing

have a cup of tea and rest. x

in penguin’s photostream: some very nice penguin covers and spines.

in penguin’s photostream: some very nice penguin covers and spines.

The many, many curious cases of Benjamin Button

Many, many of them are horrible.

- the chronicle of American Dreams.

Vintage Yates

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.

To me,

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.