The Postman Always Rings Twice

Vintage book cover redesigns for James M. Cain

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 John Gall’s Spine Out, the new editions should be available in Spring 2011. The new look is a collaboration between book cover designers Megan Wilson and Evan Gaffney.

The design for “The Postman Always Rings Twice” does a beautiful job at paying homage to Arthur 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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