Favorite Cover

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Favorite Cover

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set. 9, 2006, 11:03am

What's your favorite cover?

ag. 15, 2007, 2:39pm

My books are at home, but I see most of the covers on this page: http://phantasma.onza.net/biblio/lists/baf.html

When I was a kid, I loved Gervasio Gallardo's primitivist romanticism. I still think his cover art for The Well at the World's End perfectly suits the book. His cover for The Sundering Flood is also quite good. The cover for Lord Dunsany's Over the Hills and Far Away is magnificent.

But Robert LoGrippo's work impresses me more, today. His cover for The Boats of the Glen Carrig is perfect, as is his work for The Three Impostors is brilliant. And of course his classic illustrations of the early Ballantine printings of The Lord of the Rings can't be beat, and never has, for that book.

This being all said, my favorite covers are Ian Millar's for Ernest Bramah's Kai Lung books.

Editat: oct. 11, 2007, 7:20pm

Here's a corrected link to the series covers: http://phantasma.onza.net/biblio/lists/baf.html

I am also a fan of Gervasio Gallardo.

feb. 17, 2018, 9:11pm

Those thumbnails totally don't do justice to the covers, so many of which had wrap art, like this:

Editat: feb. 17, 2018, 9:17pm

I like this one, even though it's a little goofy:

feb. 17, 2018, 11:24pm

I realise for me it's hard to tease out whether I like a cover due to strong associations with the book, or for the art itself. That said, I still very much like the Bob Pepper covers for Peake's Gormenghast trilogy. The psychotropic covers somehow work for me.

feb. 18, 2018, 11:15am

Gee, I was looking thru the spread provided at wirkman's link above and I'd have to nominate about half of them...

I agree with elenchus that sometimes I like the cover more because I like the book too... so I really like the Cabells and the Evangeline Waltons...