Cover Love: Strike a Match21
March 28, 2013 by Alice in Readerland
Cover Love is hosted by Bookshelver’s Anonymous
This may very well be my favorite cover ever:
I recently saw this new cover design for Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and I think it’s absolutely fantastic! The match replacing the ‘1’? Brilliant. The spine that looks like an actual matchbox? Ingenious.
I heard that the cover designer, Elizabeth Perez, even says that the spine really is printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book could actually be burned. (Let’s just hope that nobody actually does that.)
I don’t know if this is the new official cover or just a showpiece, but I love it regardless. This may or may not have been my reaction to the new cover:
What was your reaction to the new cover?
That is such a gorgeous cover and it fits the book so well. I love that it’s sleek and even a little stark.
I love that too, it’s just such a unique cover! :)
I’ve come across a picture of this copy on Tumblr and I do hope it would be for sale at some point. I don’t care how much it’ll cost but I would love to get my hands on it if I could!
I don’t know if it will be for sale, but I’d love to buy a copy too! It’s just amazing! :)
Agreed, that cover is wicked awesome. I just hope that the spine isn’t a fire hazard so it can still be sold in stores, hehe!
Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings
Good point…Ah, well, at least I can have the photo! ;) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
I absolutely love this cover too. I think I first saw it on Huffington Post and was just dmsbvibfdsuyjnu. I’d say it’s just a showpiece, though.
I figured it was just a show piece, but I couldn’t resist using it for Cover Love. It’s such an amazing representation of the book! :)
Absolutely. I mean, a cover is a cover is a cover. This one happens to be pretty awesome.
I got so excited about this cover that I spent a good 5 minutes geeking out over it when I was talking to my dad on the phone a few days ago(sadly, he’s not much of a reader, so the conversation was pretty one-sided). It’s just so cool!
Same here, except I was talking to my mom (and I made her sit down and see the cover, which she agreed was cool)! I just love this cover! :)
LOVE This cover!
Me too, I’d love to buy it! :)
My thoughts EXACTLY when I first saw this cover. Great pick!
I was beyond excited when I saw this cover for the first time! :)
I love that cover! Great book too!
I’m glad such a great book got such a great cover! :)
That is such a beautiful cover. Its really unique and I like that. I think I will read the book :).
Happy to hear that! :) Thanks for stopping by & commenting!
Your welcome :)
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