Tag Archives: book covers

Yes, You Can Tell A Book By Its Cover

Nicholas Love created the super fun  Penguin Classics cover generator  which allows you  to upload an image and set type for an amusing imitation of the famous book cover design. It’s a great way for bibliophiles to while away the … Continue reading

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Every Book Cover Tells a Story

You may have seen this clever visual short story making the rounds on the interwebs this week. Take the time to read the spines to follow the theme created by Phil Shaw; it’s quite clever.  

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Blue Mondays

 

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La Peste : April Fools

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Cringeworthy but on the nose

If you stop by this humble blog on a regular basis, you are probably aware that I love good faux book cover art. I recently ran across this selection and thought that I’d share some. While they’re all amusing, they … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

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Tales of Good and Evil

I have long been aware that Edward Gorey designed and illustrated his own books, but I was surprised to discover that he worked as a book designer for Doubleday Publishing throughout the 1950s. While employed by Doubleday, Gorey created more … Continue reading

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Cover Art

Two years ago I shared a story about German designer Henning M. Lederer’s clever animated book covers. Now he’s back with another set of intriguing 20th century abstract cover design animations.

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How To Design Book Covers

h/t Tom Gauld

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existence and being

German graphic artist Henning M. Lederer has turned vintage book covers into a mesmerizing series of animated gifs. Check out the video of the project and visit the website to learn more.

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