Tuesday, 18 October 2011

old covers for john wyndham books

Old book covers are great to use as influences in potentially designing something from a much more postmodern direction. There is a certain charm to these old designs. Although most of them have limited colours and sometimes relatively basic compositions, they are nevertheless successful. This was also due to the difficulty in producing complex design work in the time that these designs were written. Nevertheless, designers produced some lovely design work that built the ground work some beautiful designs today that have clearly been influenced by these old ones. Particularly some in the Great Ideas box sets that I have just blogged about. I came across these on a blog out of curiosity as I have quite recently read John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids.

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