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Old 04-14-2008, 06:11 AM   #1
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Judge a cover

Sure, they tell us not to judge a book by it's cover, but that's no reason not to judge the cover.

The following link to a post on the Smashing Magazine blog shows "some creative, expressive and appealing book covers". I think quite a few of you will like it and perhaps might have some links (Amazon?) to covers of books you've bought that you've really liked:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008...nd-paperbacks/

Personally, I like the Nick Strathopoulos covers for the Terry Dowling Rynosseros books. Some of the works in the following link are Nick's (see the info for each image):

http://www.terrydowling.com/?id=covers

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Old 04-14-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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excellent link ! a well-designed bookcover can be a work of art just as well as the text inside it. thanks for reminding us that sometimes form counts as much as function. (speaking as a graphic designer i'm biased of course, but still).

i love smashing magazine, it's just smashing isn't it ?
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:27 PM   #3
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Very cool to see, particularly for some older editions. I absolutely love the one for "Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance". I've frequently suffered from book cover envy. I was never the guy in line buying books with cool covers. The only one I ever bought that I gave much thought to is this one from 1970. It went perfectly with the novel but no attribution was given for the cover art.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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my father frequently buys (used...) books he has never heard of, by authors he has never heard of, just because he likes the cover art.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
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my father frequently buys (used...) books he has never heard of, by authors he has never heard of, just because he likes the cover art.
Seems like a good reason to me - at least your dad has something nice to look at if he doesn't like the content. There are some seriously beautiful and thought enhancing pieces of graphics and artwork on those covers. I wonder if the artwork influences not just our intention to buy the book, but also our overall perception of the content? Some of my favourite titles and authors there. Thanks for the links.


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Old 04-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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my father frequently buys (used...) books he has never heard of, by authors he has never heard of, just because he likes the cover art.
Back in the 60s and 70s a lot of people I knew bought music albums because they liked the cover -- even from groups that they had never heard about. Not that I ever did such a thing you understand.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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Back in the 60s and 70s a lot of people I knew bought music albums because they liked the cover -- even from groups that they had never heard about. Not that I ever did such a thing you understand.
I had the same thought when I read this thread! The one thing I've sorely missed with CDs (and even more with MP3s) is album cover art. CDs are just too danged small.

Back on topic:

A good cover always grabs my attention, may not but the book but I'll at least look at it.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:43 AM   #8
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Interesting that none of these are "illustration" covers, i.e. where something is portrayed which appears within the text. Then again, most seem to be non-fiction.

I should round up my collection of early SF covers.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:44 PM   #9
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I like old style,hardcover covers.Like that eerie one for Machen's "Novel of the white powder".
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here it is!

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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here it is!
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Its the cover for "The novel of the white powder and other stories".You'd have to read the story itself to get it.
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Its the cover for "The novel of the white powder and other stories".You'd have to read the story itself to get it.
What? A cover that actually relates to the contents? What a novel idea.

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ive seen covers relating the oposite (liek Wordsworth clasics cover of Frankenstein)
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