Science Study Series

I recently created a series of book cover redesigns as a personal project. My inspiration was a series of science paperbacks from the early 1960's that aimed to bring scientific study to the laymen. I had found a number of them at a thrift store, and the original covers were pretty good.

Cover designs by George Giusti. Typography by Edward Gorey!

Cover designs by George Giusti. Typography by Edward Gorey!

Cover designs by George Giusti. Typography by Edward Gorey!

Cover designs by George Giusti. Typography by Edward Gorey!

I chose a few titles to work with, and with names like Knowledge and Wonder and The Restless Atom, I had fertile territory for visual exploration. I wanted to keep in a style that nodded to the original series, refreshing the look for a contemporary audience and give myself some new visual ideas to play with. Here are the results.

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I love this subject matter because it is so abstract and fundamental. Working with pure forms and symbols can be challenging, especially when you are trying to bring life to somewhat dry subject matter. I'm working through another group of covers from the same series, so take a peek back soon for more scientific goodness.