Holmes covers
Posted in design,illustration,niceness,notmine by Mark on the November 22nd, 2009
holmes covers

These aren’t terribly new, 2007 I believe, but I’ve been reading my way through Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books after one of these wonderful covers caught my eye. The books themselves are brilliant, far better than I expected – I think we’re brainwashed with expectations of the deerstalker hat and “elementary my dear Watson” which is never said, and the hat which is never worn.

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The books make a beautiful set and I’ve been treating myself to a new couple every few months when I get a chance, and the designs perfectly lend themselves to the real spirit of the books and the characters, not the parodied cliché of Holmes.

The full set continues after the click.

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Designer – Coralie Bickford-Smith (www.cb-smith.com)
Illustrator – Mike Topping/Despotica (www.despotica.com)

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  1. Rihards said, on November 22nd, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    So eight books in total. Might have a go at them, especially if I can find them with these same lovely covers :D

  2. Mark said, on November 22nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Aye, I started with the first book I posted, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, then went back to start at the beginning A Study in Scarlet :D

  3. Nick said, on April 8th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I started reading these books after i saw the new movie, but soon found out they are a million times better, no offense to the movie. I too started withe the adventures of sherlock holmes. Amazing Books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

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