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Cover designs inspired by art: Wally Lamb’s We Are Water and Rhein II by Andreas Gursky


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When browsing through my many bookish newsletters today I came across an ad for Wally Lamb’s latest release We Are Water, and was struck by the cover design, which I found fiercely reminiscent of Rhein II, the photograph by Andreas Gursky that famously sold for a record $4.3m in 2011. I’m not sure whether the composition is a deliberate reference or a case of great minds (although I might try to get in touch with the designer to find out), but I’m now curious about other book covers that might have been inspired by famous works of art or design. Do any others come to mind?

 Cover designs inspired by art: Wally Lambs We Are Water and Rhein II by Andreas Gursky Cover designs inspired by art: Wally Lambs We Are Water and Rhein II by Andreas Gursky

 

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  1. This is interesting. I’ve also noticed big differences in cover designs for the same book between countries. To me a lot of the book covers used in the UK look like covers you would use for cheap romantic novels. Then I found out it’s just a matter of style and you can actually find good books in the UK that look like this!

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