Book Covers: Design As You Read

Chicago designer Jenny Volvoski has set herself a fascinating new project - she designs her own covers for the books she reads.

They’re documented on her blog, From Cover to Cover.

‘I think a lot about book cover design while I am reading, and thought it would be a nice exercise to recreate the covers of books once I finish reading them,’ she says.

To make things interesting - and so they’d fit together as part of a series, Volvoski set herself a series of rules to work within.

‘The rules were – green/black/white for color, Futura/typewriter/handwriting for text, and scans/drawings/photography for the image.’ As she admits, she occasionally breaks them.

Here’s a taste:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

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