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'Jaws' from the Penguin Horror book series by Tom Lenartowicz

designed by FBA : I drew from this an idea I have been toying with for my bookshelves. I can run book jacket blanks through my printer: white book covers add a color stripe for each genre and subject (yes, I still value my college books), for a bright and cheery re-do of what has become a cluttered mess. I really like this idea.

love feathers...especially well designed, with beautiful positive/negative space

It's time for another edition of The Comfort of Thingy-ness (check out Vol I/II/III/IV)! I've come across a plethora of awesome book covers, and wanted to share. What have been some of your recent favorites? Comment away!

Smart book jacket design for The End of Food by Paul Roberts**

Jacket mechanical. Original title for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

Script on a Binding // Love Poem - would love to have this pretty book sitting on my library shelf.

Anything But Typical jacket designed by James Gulliver Hancock for Simon & Schuster

Sherlock Holmes. Cover designed by David Pearson, White's Books. White's Books is a small, London-based publishing house of clothbound books featuring wrap-around cover designs. David Pearson is a former Penguin book designer. (source, Jessica Svendsen blog)

Silence Once Begun -- Best Book covers of 2014 (cover by Peter Mendelsund)

banner made from children's book jackets - DIY tutorial. Is this not the cutest thing EVER????

Make book jackets and notebook covers out of your old sweaters. | 28 Crafty Ways To Stay Busy And Cozy During The Snow Storm

Paul Rand • Initiated the idea to move America into a modern design aesthetic • Used complex shapes and kept things very asymmetrical • Tried to understand the value of the ordinary • Used signs and symbols to translate a visual communication • “integration of form and function for effective communication”

"La única cosa que no se rige por la regla de la mayoría es la conciencia de uno mismo." (Atticus Finch)

APRIL• Simple graphics effectively convey the meaning of the title. Figure and Ground relationship of man's shadow is well executed here that add a sense of mystery. Additionally, the use of classic colours of the figure forms a strong visual contrast. Brown background looks retro.

It’s time for yet another edition of The Comfort of Thingy-ness (check out Vol I/II/III/IV/V)! I’ve come across some pretty awesome covers lately, and of course wanted to share! What have been some of your recent favorites (cover and books)? Comment away!

FREE PRINTABLE~ Great way to practice inference and making predictions... and to get kids excited about reading!

"Go away, I'm reading" printable book covers. I need one for when people just don't get it.

Harry Potter series. Has anyone NOT read this yet? Well, I read it before I knew it was the "in" thing to do, so there!

Under The Covers: New Edition Of T.S. Eliot's 'The Wasteland' Jamie Keenan

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, book jacket designed by Alvin Lustig 1945

We tried loads of photographic approaches for this cover before arriving at this. I created this illustration as a last-minute entry to the Cover Meeting, and amazingly it ended up being the finished jacket. Here's the finished cover, plus a close-up of the illustration.