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Why not? That'd be interesting
I love the Barnes & Noble Classics covers- the illustrations are always fitting, and the layout is appealing
I should probably post pics of them...


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Oh, I'm so happy I found this thread! I've really become fascinated with book cover design, as well as bookmaking, lately... For those interested in cover design, might I recommend checking out these books...

Fully Booked - "a collection of current cover art and book design that strikes a crucial balance between sophisticated visual and content design on the one hand, and the marketís demand for availability, legibility and durability on the other. In addition, the book presents a choice selection of artist books that push the boundaries of conventional book design. Fully Booked also reveals developments in todayís graphic design and is an inspirational resource for creators and book lovers."

(If you're interested in buying it, I recommend buying it from Amazon, not Gestalten, because it's much cheaper...I gave the Gestalten link though because you can see some previews of the book there. )

Also, graphic designer Chip Kidd climb to fame was mainly due to his work on book covers, he has a book, Chip Kidd: Book One of all his design from 1986-2006, and it is absolutely stuffed with book cover designs...

If you have interest in design aspect of handmade books and covers, I would also recommend: The Penland Book of Handmade Books: Master Classes in Bookmaking Techniques.

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Sorry, to double post. But was just browsing through the Book Cover Archive and wanted to share some of the covers that stuck out to me.

All images from bookcoverarchive.com ...
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And some more...

Once again, all photos are from bookcoverarchive.com
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i really like this cover.



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some of those agatha christie covers are creepy

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A catalogue of Moomin book covers :p

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^ !

I should have thought of that.
(I have it in my bookmarks )

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I love book covers, usually old ones. Here are some of my favorites...




seenbooks.blogspot.com, wikipedia.org, alibris.com

I own all of them except for that version of Wise Blood. It's a first edition and just slightly out of my price range.

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