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Books as things you can love

Occasionally on this blog I perhaps get too sidetracked by the myriad ways traditional book content may now be delivered in electronic form. Forgetting, of course that just because you can doesn’t always mean that you should. And, that as often as not the traditional book is both the best method of delivering content as well having characteristics which enable them to be so so so much more than any image on a screen may ever be. From the way the paper takes the ink to just the way they can feel in your hand. A book has just so many more senses to potentially exploit.

See my earlier post for more on the book as a thing in itself.

Anyway, the point of this post is to point you in the direction of a site you can (and I have)  just lose yourself in for many an hour. The site is simply a collection of images of book covers/insides. Many of them are just amazing and the ‘curator’ of the site clearly knows her stuff and so the entries may not always be technically beautiful/great art etc etc  but they are always interesting. And I even like the name – Book By Its Cover.

Big Box

Taking a Line

Moving In

Sketchbook

I was pointed in the direction of the site by the ever fabulous Rare Autumn.  Who as always writes far more eloquently than I ever could so go there for more detail better expressed.

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Filed under: Art, Publishing

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