Monday, March 14, 2011

book cover project, part 1

I'm starting a project of book covers for imaginary books. The Invisible Library (previously, now accessible only through's wayback machine) kept a table of fictional books, their authors, and what real book they appeared in. I've picked some of my favorites that I think will also be fun to illustrate.

These will be posted out of order, but I thought it would be fitting to start with Pierre Menard's Don Quixote, from Luis Borges' "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote."

Above right -- one I'm less happy with -- is The Orange Catholic Bible, from Frank Herbert's Dune series. Not much is explained about what the Orange Catholic Bible is, so I went with an orange. (I really love drawing oranges.)

(PS: Happy pi day!)


nigel.clark said...

I'd guess that Orange is a reference to Orange Order protestantism. So the book would either be the ultimate ecumenical text, or a paradox. Your orange is much sweeter than the average Orangeman though.

Naomi Bardoff said...

Nigel -- that makes sense! Yeah, I didn't even try to research that one. I'm sure that if nothing else, there are some elaborate fan-theories I could have used. Mostly, I just wanted to draw an orange :)

Silvia Cobelo said...

I loved the Menard's DON QUIXOTE!!! Congrats


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