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Friday, 20 May 2011

Planet of the 3D Apes

Vintage Books, an offshoot of publisher Random House, has just released a new imprint of classic sci-fi and horror novels that have anaglyphic 3D covers that leap out at the reader when viewed using traditional red-and-blue glasses (which are included with each book).


The five titles in the series are Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle and The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales by HP Lovecraft. Each features a 3D artwork created by a different illustrator, plus 3D typography.

“The 3D cover is an idea I thought of a long while ago and had been holding onto until the right book came along,” says Suzanne Dean, creative director. “This sci-fi project, with all its B-movie connotations, was the perfect match.”

The Planet of the Apes illustration was by Mick Brownfield, The Lost World was by Sara Ogilvie, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Tales was by Vladimir Zimakov. Both Jules Verne book artworks were created by Jim Tierney.
Find Vintage Books HERE

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

These might be worth it for the weirdness factor. I'd kind of like to see one of thse.