Polish Book Cover Contest Winners


50 Watts (formerly A Journey Around My Skull) followed its 2009 Evil Orchid Bookplate Contest with a contest to design a Polish book cover. The results were announced a few hours ago, the winner being the above design by Ben Jones who happens to be from Manchester. The rest of the entries can be seen in this Flickr set. I’m astonished at the variety on display, and also the success of the majority of these pieces as both cover designs and pastiches of an idiosyncratic style. Nice to see so many people using non-digital techniques, Ben Jones included, and there’s an additional pleasure with this challenge in seeing the titles people have chosen to illustrate. Congrats to Will on an inspiring contest.

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The book covers archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Evil Orchid Bookplate Contest
Polish posters: Freedom on the Fence
The Robing of The Birds
Franciszek Starowieyski, 1930–2009
Czech film posters
Czech book covers