Hi all! I love books, everything about them. I especially love the art and design of book covers. In my work life I do a lot of graphic design, and it’s always been a dream of mine to design books covers. Although I don’t do it professionally, I thought Bookly would be the perfect place to share some cover redesigns and inspirations! So every once-in-awhile I’ll redesign a book cover for a book we read here at The Bookly Club, or another favorite from my list.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite covers. It also happens to be one of my favorite books. In Cold Blood is a frightening novel by Truman Capote published in 1966. It’s the true story of a family murdered, in cold blood, in rural Kansas in 1959. Reading this book put me on the edge of my seat and made me fearful of ever being home alone. It’s a haunting classic and I HIGHLY recommend putting on your reading list.
As published by Flavor Wire, the most recent cover was chosen as one of the best new book covers of 2012.
“In Cold Blood, designed by Megan Wilson. This landscape when paired with the title becomes a large space where unspeakable things can happen. Chilling.”
I am obsessed with this new design; a subtle yet powerful representation of the haunting story that fills its pages. If its content wasn’t reason enough, this beautiful new cover is further encouragement to pick up this book the next time you’re at a book store.