July 07, 2008

Variations on a Book Cover

John Cox (of Cox & Forkum) continues to post his artwork, though Cox & Forkum is essentially shuttered.

One of my favorite 'themes' he regularly explores is book covers. New versions for some of his favorite works, as well as ideas for books yet to be written. Here is the latest, Treasure Island.

I wish he had a category for it so it would be easy for you to see them all. This strikes me as a great way to get children to explore their creativity. I remember as a youngster, my book reports always included a poster advertising the story (perhaps I was thinking movie tie-in ;-) )

I think art should be a big part of childhood, and something that encourages both reading and creativity is genius.

Posted by Vox at July 7, 2008 11:15 AM | general