At FaceOut Books and Beyond the Covers yesterday, and sure to be all over the place shortly, is this not just gorgeous but drop dead gorgeous work of young designer/illustrator Jim Tierney. His website may be found here. His blog here. The FaceOut Books article here. The only bad news? I think this is a student project and not available for sale anywhere. Although it should be. And could be.
When you pop over to Tierney's website, run through all the images to appreciate the amazing details here - the die cut half jacket on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the translucent overlay wrap on Journey to the Center of the Earth, the travel-tracking watch on Around the World in 80 Days, and the all too cool sliding pull-tab on From the Earth to the Moon. What I wouldn't give for these!