18 Dick Bruna Book Covers

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Dick Bruna- Book covers

Lets start the week off right. How about a dose of Dick Bruna book covers.

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Also worth checking: Japanese Book Cover Design.

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It’s a great post, so inspirational.
Thanks to share it!

Love this blog, it’s such a treat, thank you
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wow what a great monday morning treat.
thanks grain edit, this is really an impressive group of covers.
such great shapes, colors, and type.

great post. it wasn’t until a few years back that I discovered there was far more to Dick Bruna’s body of work other than Miffy. here’s another good post with vintage Bruna covers: http://worldofkane.blogspot.com/2007/03/dick-bruna-b-1927.html

also, incase you don’t have it this is a great little book on Dick Bruna’s graphic design work that came out in ’07 http://www.nijhoflee.nl/article/9789040083426/Dick-Bruna

Wow, amazing! I especially love the first one. Thanks so much for posting!

Great stuff! Surely help you up on a monday morning!

I am a huge fan of Dick Bruna! Thank you for posting some of his great early works before his Miffy series. Bruna is VERY popular in Japan, so many of his children’s books as well as books about his own work (past & present) are readily available there.

A collection of his early book cover designs are collected in a hard to find publication called: “Zwarte Beertjes: Book Cover Designs by Dick Bruna”: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joekral/303354617/

The hard cover edition is long out of print, but a 2005 softcover edition was published by Japanese publisher, Glyph. I was able to order it online from a Tokyo bookseller: http://metrocs.jp/products/detail/488.html

Great post! I loveBruna too and blogged about Retrobooks and Bruna’s earlier book covers last week too:

http://kickcanandconkers.blogspot.com/2009/09/bold-bruna.html

I should have pointed out that you can actually buy Bruna’s earlier bookcovers from RetroBooks for 5 EUR a piece (+ a few rare posters)

http://www.retrobook.com/index.html

Great for framing (see gallery section)

thanks – i love dick bruna! i hope to someday soon visit the Dick Bruna House in Utrecht:
http://www.dickbrunahuis.com/eng/index.html

Holy cats! I’ve seen some of his covers in some of my old design annuals, but I never looked any deeper – there’s so much of his work out there. This may keep me busy in procrastination-land for a little while.

in Belgium, and probably in the Netherlands too, you find loads of them in charity shops, for 50 cent/book.
Nice to collect!

I think they’re even cooler when you understand the titles…

Ah, such elemental design. I think someone needs to do a post on “How to design something great in Photoshop with no fancy filters”. The foundation of these master illustrations is solid drawing and design basics. Back to drawing! Everyday!

Oh wow! Thia totally made my day! I’m starting to explore some new avenues in my work now, so this is really inspiring! I love the one with the cats!

Thanks for sharing ;)

What a great way to start the week – lots of inspiration!

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