The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Classic backlist books often see many cover repackagings throughout the years. But, the new cover designs for novels by author James M. Cain caught our attention. According to 's Spine Out, the new editions should be available in 2011. The new is a collaboration between book cover designers and Evan Gaffney.

The for “The Postman Always Rings Twice” does a job at paying homage to Hawkins, Jr.'s typographic style for the first edition dust jacket  (published by Knopf, c. 1934). Mildred Pierce looks like it draws inspiration from the 1945 movie rather than the original dust jacket design from 1941.

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