Tag Archives: paperbacks

Smaller than a breadbox, bigger than a TV remote

Smaller than a breadbox, bigger than a TV remote, the average book fits into the human hand with a seductive nestling, a kiss of texture, whether of cover cloth, glazed jacket, or flexible paperback. – John Updike Today is international Paperback Book … Continue reading

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Almost Paradise

It’s always a happy day when a Tweet from Paperback Paradise pops up in my Twitter feed. I know that I’ve posted about the project before, but one can never have enough bibliophile humor. The graphic designer Domi creates the wildly popular … Continue reading

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Better than the real thing

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages know that here at TBTP World HQ we are inordinately fond of silly re-imagined book cover art. There’s something about old pulp fiction paperbacks that calls for satirical reworking. Surprisingly, these clever fake … Continue reading

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taste the blood of revenge

Another hilarious re-issue from the brilliant folks at Paperback Paradise.

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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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We Can Be Heroes

Writer Todd Alcott has a brilliant side gig reimagining David Bowie songs as pulp fiction-style books. His clever bookcovers reference classic paperback books. You can see more of the covers at Alcott’s Etsy site and even purchase your own copies.

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Paperback Paradise Indeed

I don’t know who is the brilliant photoshop artist behind the Paperback Paradise project, but I love the semi-NSFW manipulations of old YA and kid’s paperback novels. Here’s a sample:    

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What Color Is Your Penguin

This Spring, Penguin will begin reissuing titles from its Classics series with cover designs in a bold, new color palette. The minimalist format will differentiate books by the original language of publication: orange for English, red for Russian, green for … Continue reading

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A Book Is A Ticket To Ride

In an effort to encourage more people to read, Brazilian publisher L & PM Pocket gave away a collection of paperback books that doubled as subway tickets for the São Paolo transit system. The ten different titles, ranging from Sherlock … Continue reading

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