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Jeanette Winterson book covers for Vintage Books

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Sep 4th, 2014. Artwork published in
September 2014
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    Jeanette Winterson book covers for Vintage Books 1
    Source: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.

    On the Creative Review blog, in-house designer at Vintage Books, James Jones, explains his typographic approach to designing six covers for paperback editions of Jeanette Winterson books:

    “[…] I couldn’t find any images that were bold enough to carry Jeanette’s world,” he says. "This quickly progressed to purely typographic covers before I began introducing some hand-drawn illustrations. […]

    “I knew the images I wanted to create would be fairly vibrant and somewhat surreal in their finished outcome, so a much cleaner sans serif typeface was needed to compliment them,” he says.

    “Any hand-written type would have detracted too much from the images. The illustrations began life as simple line drawings, but they lacked the flair and imagination that Jeanette brings to her writing.”

    Jeanette Winterson book covers for Vintage Books 2
    Source: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    Jeanette Winterson book covers for Vintage Books 3
    Source: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    Jeanette Winterson book covers for Vintage Books 4
    Source: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    Jeanette Winterson book covers for Vintage Books 5
    Source: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    Jeanette Winterson book covers for Vintage Books 6
    Source: http://www.creativereview.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.

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