Tales of the City

22 Jul

I love Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series. The books tell the stories of the colorful residents who live in the fictional apartment building located at 28 Barbary Lane in San Francisco. The writing is witty and hilarious but it also documents a time in history that changed our lives—the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and the aftermath. You should read the series, but you should make sure you buy the actual books, not only for the words inside but for the beautiful artwork found on the covers and spines of the Harper Perennial P.S. editions. See for yourself: The entire cover—front, back, and spine—of each book is gorgeous.

The detailed foreground with the faded city skyline in the background and the spot color are amazing. I love how each is beautiful on its own, but also how they come together as one large piece of art.


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