Reimagining Jules Verne: Cover Art by Jim Tierney

Reimagining Jules Verne: Cover Art by Jim Tierney

Tammy Everts
Feb 22, 2010

If you've ever wondered what kind of process illustrators go through to design a book jacket, the blog Faceout Books has a fascinating post featuring the artwork of Jim Tierney. For his art school thesis project, Jim designed these gorgeous covers for a set of Jules Verne's classic adventure stories.

In a post at Faceout Books, a blog dedicated to featuring exceptional book art, Jim explains why he chose the books of Jules Verne for his project:

Being equal parts book-nerd and design-nerd, I naturally decided to re-design some classic Jules Verne novels. I'm a big Verne fan, but a chance to re-design any classic book is always exciting. Classics usually allow for a more personal interpretation, since most people are already vaguely familiar with the premise of the books, and I didn't have to compete with one well-known cover, as I might have with a more recent book.

Sadly, these covers are still just conceptual. If they ever make it into production, we'll definitely be adding them to our collection of classic kids' books.

You can see more of Jim Tierney's art and illustration at his website.

Via Laughing Squid

(Images: Jim Tierney)

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