Beautiful Book Covers

brwnpaperbag:

Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. drew the illustrations for these classic book cover redesigns. 

karenhurley:

Grammar, it’s important 

karenhurley:

Grammar, it’s important 

amandapalmer:

as some of you have seen unfold on here, my book - “THE ART OF ASKING” - is officially DONE. inspired by my TED talk and also sort of a memoir, i’ve been doing almost nothing else since january…but after months of intense writing, editing, and reading aloud for the audiobook, it soon finds its way to you and i’ll embark on a little signing tour in support of it. i can’t wait for you to hopefully read (or listen).
it’s about…everything.
and it’s COMING OUT on NOVEMBER 11th (in hardcover, e-reader, and audiobook formats).
and HERE IS THE COVER. i think it’s beautiful.
if you wanna know how i ended up naked and getting my body painted by a bunch of LA artists (with allan amato shooting the whole thing), i wrote a blog about the MAKING OF the cover. it’s HERE on my site.
p.s. as mentioned, i will be doing a HUGE BOOK-SIGNING TOUR in the states this fall. i’ll announce dates alongside pre-order info for SIGNED copies, SOON via THE GOLDEN, HOLY MAILING LIST and my blog. if you don’t want to hold out for a written-on-by-me copy, pre-order info is up now at amandapalmer.net. more soon. LOVE.

amandapalmer:

as some of you have seen unfold on here, my book - “THE ART OF ASKING” - is officially DONE. inspired by my TED talk and also sort of a memoir, i’ve been doing almost nothing else since january…but after months of intense writing, editing, and reading aloud for the audiobook, it soon finds its way to you and i’ll embark on a little signing tour in support of it. i can’t wait for you to hopefully read (or listen).

it’s about…everything.

and it’s COMING OUT on NOVEMBER 11th (in hardcover, e-reader, and audiobook formats).

and HERE IS THE COVER. i think it’s beautiful.

if you wanna know how i ended up naked and getting my body painted by a bunch of LA artists (with allan amato shooting the whole thing), i wrote a blog about the MAKING OF the cover. it’s HERE on my site.



p.s. as mentioned, i will be doing a HUGE BOOK-SIGNING TOUR in the states this fall. i’ll announce dates alongside pre-order info for SIGNED copies, SOON via THE GOLDEN, HOLY MAILING LIST and my blog. if you don’t want to hold out for a written-on-by-me copy, pre-order info is up now at amandapalmer.net. more soon. LOVE.

raxenne:

Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

To celebrate Harry Potter’s 34th birthday, I made my own book covers for the whole series. I was inspired by the vintage Penguin Scores collection Jan Tschichold designed. I created patterns using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted all seven. You can view the whole project here! :)

(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)

wordsnquotes:

BOOK OF THE DAY: 
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
It took Eimear McBride almost a decade to find a publisher for her novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, one of the best reads of 2014. Its intrigue lies in its style of writing; nothing about this book reflects a cookie-cutter, predictable read or style, which is why it took her nine years to publish her novel. It follows the relationship between a girl and her brother, who suffers from brain damage. Both siblings, plagued by his brain tumor, unfoldt a world full of powerful and distressing moments.
McBride’s true genius lies in her style of writing; it is perplexing, shocking and holds an erratic train of thought. Every crevice of her mind is unraveled. Her thoughts are anything but neatly packaged, it is raw. 

Do you hear me? Is it ever time for you to understand. I meant I meant that for I never thought you could think you were low. Were lost at the moment when they cut you off. Cut your head out heart brain. It is not I know was not that but to me it was to me. Like I could have seen you in the bright of day. Like the light could have come up from the sea and take you over. Me over. Is there. Forgive that. Forgive that me that I was fallen down. That I was under the weather under the same sky and did not. Not yet. If I took. If I had taken your good right hand I might have pulled you. Up. Pulled the black sea out of us. Saw you. Left you. Is there some truth in that? I went out to the cold. Thought I’d know what to do. Bring you with me. Bring you with. Sad and sad and sad fool me slipping down. Slope hill mountainside.

This is an experimental novel, there are no conventionalities here. Get ready to scratch your head and reread McBride’s prose. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is worth reading a first, second and a third time to fully digest it. It is rough. This novel is not for everybody, it is a story full of emotion; no life lessons or educational value will be obtained from it. It is purely to feed the mind and brain with a multitude of reactions. 
Get the novel here!
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wordsnquotes:

BOOK OF THE DAY: 

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

It took Eimear McBride almost a decade to find a publisher for her novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, one of the best reads of 2014. Its intrigue lies in its style of writing; nothing about this book reflects a cookie-cutter, predictable read or style, which is why it took her nine years to publish her novel. It follows the relationship between a girl and her brother, who suffers from brain damage. Both siblings, plagued by his brain tumor, unfoldt a world full of powerful and distressing moments.

McBride’s true genius lies in her style of writing; it is perplexing, shocking and holds an erratic train of thought. Every crevice of her mind is unraveled. Her thoughts are anything but neatly packaged, it is raw. 

Do you hear me? Is it ever time for you to understand. I meant I meant that for I never thought you could think you were low. Were lost at the moment when they cut you off. Cut your head out heart brain. It is not I know was not that but to me it was to me. Like I could have seen you in the bright of day. Like the light could have come up from the sea and take you over. Me over. Is there. Forgive that. Forgive that me that I was fallen down. That I was under the weather under the same sky and did not. Not yet. If I took. If I had taken your good right hand I might have pulled you. Up. Pulled the black sea out of us. Saw you. Left you. Is there some truth in that? I went out to the cold. Thought I’d know what to do. Bring you with me. Bring you with. Sad and sad and sad fool me slipping down. Slope hill mountainside.

This is an experimental novel, there are no conventionalities here. Get ready to scratch your head and reread McBride’s prose. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is worth reading a first, second and a third time to fully digest it. It is rough. This novel is not for everybody, it is a story full of emotion; no life lessons or educational value will be obtained from it. It is purely to feed the mind and brain with a multitude of reactions. 

Get the novel here!

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a-kind-of-library:

Look what I stumbled upon on my walk! A mini library. I’ve only ever seen pictures of these on Tumblr, so this just made my night.

ebookfriendly:

Gorgeous book covers for literary classics by Mike Mahle (pictures) http://ift.tt/1vB2sLM

ebookfriendly:

Gorgeous book covers for literary classics by Mike Mahle (pictures) http://ift.tt/1vB2sLM