Judging a book by its cover? - Chinese book cover design
By Helen Wang, published March 18, 2012, 5:14a.m.
A recent posting on Paper Republic on recycled book covers prompted me to take a look at Chinese cover design (I’m a bit bored with the Shanghai beauties approach). I found a few, but I suspect I have missed something essential – any recommendations?
(The links don’t always work, hence the full references)
Chinese Book Cover Design 1950s-1980s – some old favourites here
The Four Essential Elements for Chinese/Japanese Book Cover - Blossom, Fan, Dragon, Woman’s Neck
Article on Chinese book design in China Daily, November 2011 – monochrome article
Dust Jackets Webpages – as prepared by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Chinese Graphic Design in the Twentieth Century
- includes book and magazine cover design