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nevver:

‘The Hobbit’ Reimagined As A Little Golden Book

nevver:

‘The Hobbit’ Reimagined As A Little Golden Book

turquoisecastle:

cover of do androids dream of electric sheep? by philip k. dick (panther paperback, 1972); via pulpcrush

turquoisecastle:

cover of do androids dream of electric sheep? by philip k. dick (panther paperback, 1972); via pulpcrush

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"What is the What" by Dave Eggers
Publisher: McSweeneys

"What is the What" by Dave Eggers

Publisher: McSweeneys

nprfreshair:

"I think there are two primary jobs that a jacket has to do: It has to represent a text and it has to sell it. In a way, a book jacket … is sort of like a title that an author comes up with. It’s one thing that has to speak to a big aggregate thing, which is the book itself. And it has to be compelling in some way such that you’re interested enough to pick it up — and perhaps buy it. … It’s like a billboard or an advertisement or a movie trailer or a teaser. …

I think of a book jacket as being sort of like a visual reminder of the book, but … it’s also a souvenir of the reading experience. Reading takes place in this nebulous kind of realm, and in a way, the jacket is part of the thing that you bring back from that experience. It’s the thing that you hold on to.”

- Peter Mendelsund, book jacket designer 

The Jacket Designer’s Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover

nprbooks:

ebookfriendly:

Using metal wire, artist and humorist Terry Border cleverly turned books into anthropomorphic characters ⇢ http://ebks.to/1jNSaoZ

That’s the same edition of 1984 my father gave me in the summer of 1984, saying, “here, I think you’re ready to read this.”  I was nine. Ahh, memories!

The Best Book Covers of 2013

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