book jackets

Designer Peter Mendelsund explains the cover design for Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet.

Picture of the hardcover of The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus, coming out on 1/17/11. That great cover was designed by the super-talented designer Peter Mendelsund. Be sure to check out the book’s awesome trailer, which does a very cool thing with the book jacket image at the very end.

Very interesting Booktwo.org post on book cover design now that we mostly see book covers as “blurred little icons” on websites. Definitely worth a read. (via @jacobbronstein)