Thursday, June 19, 2008

cover art

There are even more now. Always a sucker for interesting cover art, I was pretty much delighted when I found this collection of fake book covers a month or two ago (maybe via Maud Newton? I'm not sure), and am delighted again to have revisited it (via Bookslut this time, for sure) today.

Of course the covers are by turns gorgeous and silly and wonderful, but I think the thing I like most about them is the fact that they (by virtue of being imitations but not quite parodies or even derivative works) do such a wonderful job of illustrating and commenting on the conventions of cover art.

Only sort of related: There's nothing quite like finding a blog you love long after its owner has stopped updating. Judge a book is gorgeous, but I'm pretty sure it's over.

1 comment:

Christy Lai said...

This is wonderful stuff! I had visited Judge a Book several weeks ago, and then again last night (to show Michael a particular cover) and to my delight (and now yours), discovered it had been recently updated.

It would be unlike myself to depart without leaving lovely distractions:

Finally, if you ever get a chance to look at Ward Richie's book designs, I think you'd be pretty excited. Hard to find, but totally awesome.