The Book Covers Project

(I'm also smoke&song)

I'm designing alternate covers for books I've read as a way to practice design. No copyright infringement is intended - I may have lost track of some of the image sources, but I'll provide citations when possible. Obviously, none of this is for any sort of gain.
Alternate cover for Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
I’m working up to Gaudy Night, but it’s daunting.
[Images adapted from Drew Bandy and Joseph Leyendecker]

Alternate cover for Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers

I’m working up to Gaudy Night, but it’s daunting.

[Images adapted from Drew Bandy and Joseph Leyendecker]

Alternate cover for Kai Lung’s Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah
Source image: my own photo of, er, cracks in the sidewalk.

Alternate cover for Kai Lung’s Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah

Source image: my own photo of, er, cracks in the sidewalk.

Alternate book cover for Passage by Connie Willis
Source image by kathrynaacker

Alternate book cover for Passage by Connie Willis

Source image by kathrynaacker

Alternate cover for The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace
[Image source: 19th c. photograph by unknown photographer, found here]

Alternate cover for The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace

[Image source: 19th c. photograph by unknown photographer, found here]

an aside

I don’t usually post things here that aren’t book covers, but I made a couple of Good Omens-themed things lately so I figured I’d direct a link over in case any of you are interested. They’re book-themed, anyway!

#1 & #2

Alternate cover for American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Source photo from here.

Alternate cover for American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Source photo from here.

An alternate cover for An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An alternate cover for An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

 
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities.
Source image: detail of a Bosch painting.

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities.

Source image: detail of a Bosch painting.

Alternate book cover for Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman.
Source photo by the oh-so-talented Amelie Andrezel.

Alternate book cover for Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman.

Source photo by the oh-so-talented Amelie Andrezel.

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Source: original photo found here, but not sure who the photographer was.

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Source: original photo found here, but not sure who the photographer was.

The Line by Olga Grushin

The Line by Olga Grushin

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Adapted from a editorial fashion shoot by Alas and Piggott.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Adapted from a editorial fashion shoot by Alas and Piggott.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source: unknown vintage photo, found here.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Source: unknown vintage photo, found here.

Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
Image from an editorial fashion shoot.

Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

Image from an editorial fashion shoot.

Doctor No by Ian Fleming
Image source unknown.

Doctor No by Ian Fleming

Image source unknown.