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Re: Designing Tolkien's Beowulf book
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I get the feeling that consistency is not a high priority for any publisher, unless the new book is part of a multi-volume set.

I also think that the designer here is not the same person as on the others (just a hunch) and they of course want to show some individuality and contribution to the design.

Plus now when they come out with a matching style, people like us will be "forced" to collect that as well because they look so much nicer together on the shelf!

Posted on: 2014/6/12 10:41
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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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These don't show up often, ending soon:

eBay Item #331225142257

One on Amazon right now as well, about the same price including shipping:


Posted on: 2014/6/12 10:24
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Designing Tolkien's Beowulf book
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HarperCollins has shared some of the though process that went behind the design of the dustjacket for Beowulf - I found it interesting!

http://harpercollins-design.tumblr.co ... g-beowulf-by-ben-gardiner

It’s a balancing act designing a cover to illustrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary texts; simultaneously giving his fantastical works a stand out and distinctive look, whilst also paying respect to the genre and decades of publishing that have gone before.

Posted on: 2014/6/10 16:44
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Re: I just wrote "The Hobbit" in C#
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Cool! Sounds like that NPC algorithm was (a) advanced and (b) broken.

Posted on: 2014/6/9 10:53
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Re: Italian editions: Value
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Very nice, and great website!

If you look closely at the picture, you can see that every shelf is double-stacked, so this collection is twice as big as it first appears. Wonder what gems are hiding back there...

Posted on: 2014/6/9 9:14
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