18.2.09

the book cover archive

This morning Geoff pointed me in the direction of The Book Cover Archive, which is a truly lovely thing. I am not ashamed to admit that I have picked up books because I loved the covers.

I am not in any way a design snob, but I do love how you can browse by typeface. Here are some book covers that feature a favourite typeface of mine.

The above is a personal favourite, both from the archive and from, well, the canon of English literature.

7 comments:

  1. Love this book and cover. I'm also a sucker for the very, very simple Faber book covers (these ones: http://www.faber.co.uk/work/selected-poems-eil-n-chuilleanin/9780571238248/), both from a tactile and visual standpoint.

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  2. Oh yes, those Faber covers are lovely. I have a Plath, a Pound, and an Eliot in that series.

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  3. gorgeous! your blog is really lovely.

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  4. I love Didot too! I'm working into my wedding invitations.

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  5. Oh how wonderful! Thanks for the heads up on this site -- it's quite extraordinary.

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  6. this is alll kinds of wonderful, thansk for the share!

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  7. oh i love this website! thank you for sharing it with us!

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