I have a bit of a penchant for book cover design. Confession time: if a book has a good cover, I am more likely to read the blurb/the book. Yep. I'm completely superficial.
As if I didn't need another reason to love Faber and Faber, they've just released this series of retro two-tone covers for some of their best-loved poet’s first published editions. It follows the first set which was black and white, and just as beautiful.
Even better, the print designer Miriam Rosenbloom explains on the awesome Faber and Faber blog, the Thought Fox (as an aside, what a great name for a blog), how she was inspired by the illustrations in a 1960s book of Frances Cornford's poetry.
There's also a whole flickr set devoted to the covers here.