Something different: we spend a lot of time looking for ‘cool’ stuff here at Tidings & Things, so for a change we thought we’d share this fun post from Flavorwire on Bad Covers for Classics Books.
They have a, er, ‘good’ selection of 20 bad covers from different publishers, but the prize for worst design must go to the ‘Great Classic Series’ above, which seem to specialise in either literal yet stylistically totally inappropriate interpretations, or utterly unrelated and still stylistically totally inappropriate interpretations, of the original titles.
Fighter planes in the Wizard of Oz? Headphone-wearing cyborgs in Cranford? We must have missed them. We also particularly like the use of a screen font designed for use on early Apple Macs and iPods as the series title font. One man’s poison is another man’s pleasure, however, these may prove to be the classics of the future!