This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
I don’t recall where I purchased these editions, but they were too pretty to resist. I’ve only ever read Fahrenheit 451 and I wish there was a matching edition of that because these covers are wonderfully designed. Both books were published in 2011 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics. The books are designed by Kellan Peck with a cover design by Adam Johnson. The Illustrated Man, ISBN: 9780062079978. The Martian Chronicles, ISBN: 9780062079930.