by Patrick Ilagan . September 6th, 2012
Never ever judge a book by its cover (literally and figuratively) as my folks used to say to me, but as a designer face value is one of the most important factors that I consider when buying a new book let alone the price. As a graphic designer and a lifetime slave of books I had my fair share of buying a beautiful book just for the cover and later regret my decision because the inside is quite disappointing.
Good thing is that the big publishers of classic books decided to redesign the look of the books. Other than the reason to reinvent the classics but also to introduce them to young readers.
Jacket Art: Jessica Hische.
Jacket Art: Jillian Tamaki
Jacket Art: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Jacket Art: Ben Templesmith
Jacket Art: Ruben Toledo
Jacket Art: Travis Louie
Jacket Art: Gonzalo M.M.
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Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work on Tumblr.