Monday, February 18, 2008

Book As Art

Ever since the days of Book Fairs at my grade school, I've been interested in the design of book covers. Even today, cover art has a decisive factor in my purchase and reading of a book. Cover art can be one of the most clever forms of graphic design, and it always aims to impress.

With that said, I recently stumbled upon an awesome website called Covers.

Covers is dedicated to the appreciation of book cover design. The blog is updated and maintained by Fwis, a design firm based out of Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR. The Fwis designers review a recent book by its cover each week, and comments are open to the public. The site is interesting and pretty inspirational. There's also a link on the fwis website to read book reviews on any book that visually entices you to learn more.

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