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Alex Trochut: Penguin Books

Alex Trochut, Design, Illustrators/Designers, Typography

You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover.

The age old proverb is easier said than done.  When choosing a book, who can’t be swayed by good cover art?  We all do it. We can’t help it. We’re predominantly visual creatures. The wrappers in which things come not only powerfully affect what interests us but also how we react to the contents we find inside.  The cover of a book has the job of explaining thousands of words in an instant.  Think of the classic covers that grace thousands of books and the names of the truly great artists that have created the iconic classic covers for these classic books.  This week artist Alex Trochut has joined the classics with the release of Penguin Books Galaxy Series, the entire collection shown here.

Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Alex Trochut discuss the six science fiction and fantasy classics — including Dune and 2001: A Space Odyssey — featured in the series.  Click here to read the article:  Wall Street Journal