Thomas of My Porch has issued a challenge this week for all we Pym readers... he suggests creating one's own cover for a Pym novel. While this is a rather intimidating idea, especially considering his fascinating post on the original, much admired, designer of the Dutton Pyms, Jacqueline Schuman, I thought I'd give it a go.
Since I read and enjoyed An Unsuitable Attachment so much this week, I thought I'd riff on the library content and try to create something with a library motif. Thanks to the very fun catalog card generator, and of course Flickr's Creative Commons, I began. Note that I am not a very good photo editor/manipulator!
First was this tea-themed faded glamour:
|(teacup image via a bevy of, Flickr)|
I liked this image, but didn't think it quite worked. The card doesn't meld in enough, my designer skills are pretty crap, as I mentioned.
So then I thought, well, go minimalist! Library all the way, and got:
|(card catalogue drawer image from j l t via Flickr)|
I actually rather like this one. Looks like a punchy reissue, nothing girly about it at all. And the card acts as title & author as well, something I've always thought would be neat to see on the cover of a book. Of course, I could have continued on and actually added some subject headings, and maybe I will at some point -- but this will do for now!