Let’s Live Here by Jamie Lynn Schilling
Six thickly bound books make up this typical block of Philadelphia row homes, reflecting my interest in the hidden stories of my own neighborhood. In any community there is significance, meaning, and sometimes tension between who lives next to whom, much like books on a shelf. I use the book form as a metaphor, implying that there are stories here. Each carefully embroidered brick begs a closer look, an investigation of those stories. The altered books that comprise the text blocks vary in their content, though the narrative cannot be read from cover to cover. The stories of this community are found in the relationships between the books.
Mark Ecob has just completed this new imagining of Iain Banks literary fiction backlist, it’s a fantastic mixture of bold typography and wonderful imagery. According to the man himself it took 160 roughs over 12 months for the thirteen books, well worth it I reckon.
To see the rest of the series take a wee look at his portfolio site.
Of all the newer covers for The Great Gatsby this is definitely my favourite.
(The less said about this one the better)
Also, more books should have the illustrators listed on the cover and be illustrated by a (presumably) husband and wife team.
I first discovered Simon Garfield’s writing with Just My Type a couple of years ago and, judging by this cover, this book is another must read.