Saturday, June 25, 2011

If You’ve Only Seen the Front, You’ve Only Seen Half

The full cover for Tracks, a novel in stories, has been revealed! Take a look at the picture above. The front cover has been out on the Internet and in catalogs for months. This is the first time the full front and back cover layout has been released to the public.

The warm, earth-toned cover was designed by London-based designer Jamie Keenan. In designing the cover for Tracks, Keenan said, “The basic idea was to find an image of tracks that mirrored the ideas in the book — beginnings, endings, uncertainty, transformation, possibilities ...”

And if you think Keenan’s blurb is cool, check out the ones on the back cover!

Keenan knows his book jackets; he’s even filled auditoriums with his “Twenty Immutable Theories of Cover Design.” And he’s certainly put them to work with covers for authors such as:

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Stephen King

H.G. Wells

George Orwell

Junot Diaz

David Foster Wallace

Philip K Dick

Anthony Burgess

Tennessee Williams

Jean-Paul Sarte

Rudyard Kipling

Garrison Kellior

Nick Hornby, and

A.M. Homes.

Learn more about Jamie Keenan and see some of his favorite cover designs at his website.

Visit the Tracks website for more about Tracks.

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