Edita Kaye: The Best Book Covers of All Time

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<ul><li><p>The Best Book Covers of All Time</p><p>Created by Edita Kaye</p></li><li><p>To the Lighthouse </p><p>by Virginia Woolf</p><p>Designed by Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolfs older sister, this book cover displays a </p><p>semi-abstracted image that can be seen as a </p><p>representation of the books intensity in the last few </p><p>pages.</p></li><li><p>Prejudices: A Selection </p><p>by H.L Mencken</p><p>American designer Paul Rand created this modern-looking </p><p>book cover, known to be influenced by Modernists </p><p>Kandinsky, Klee, and Miro. Booksellers loved Rands </p><p>jackets because they drew so much attention to potential </p><p>buyers and were unlike anything else on the shelves.</p></li><li><p>Psycho by Robert BlochTony Palladino knew that </p><p>limited means could create maximum impact as he </p><p>designed this spooky cover. Alfred Hitchcock even </p><p>purchased the rights to use the lettering from this jacket for his film, whose opening credit sequence would later </p><p>become famous.</p></li><li><p>The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet </p><p>Christoph Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke</p><p>This beautifully detailed hard-covered jacket is one of many </p><p>German Insel Bcherei editions, known for their </p><p>delicate, consistent design that appealed to financially </p><p>modest customers. And keep your eyes peeled, because these small hardbacks are still being produced today!</p></li><li><p>A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man </p><p>by James Joyce</p><p>This pocketable, modern-looking paperback paved the way for Penguins notable tri-</p><p>band jacket design that occurred in the mid 1930s, suggesting that anybody could afford good quality </p><p>literature.</p></li><li><p>A Clockwork Orange </p><p>by Anthony Burgess</p><p>Perhaps one of the most recognizable book covers of </p><p>all time, David Pelhams cover quickly became a classic. </p><p>The use of primary colors and bold contrasts was </p><p>revolutionary at the time, and disturbing given the content </p><p>of the book.</p></li><li><p>Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran </p><p>Foer</p><p>Youll recognize the hand-drawn scrawl of this jacket on a lot books published in todays age, but not many </p><p>have been able to match the energy of this particular </p><p>cover designed by Jon Gray in 2003. </p></li><li><p> Edita Kaye</p><p>Want to see some more amazing book covers? </p><p>Check out CNN's article on the world's greatest book covers here. Thank </p><p>you for viewing!</p></li></ul>