Don’t judge a book by its cover


I really enjoy browsing for book cover illustrations; there is something special when illustrations can create a bond between it and the viewer, stirring up emotional attachment; some entirely mesmerizing; some unique, while others outright thought-provoking. Although I am aware of the idiom: “don’t judge a book by its cover”, I naturally reach for books with striking covers. Well, there is no shame in enjoying a well made and illustrated book.

My aim is in this post to include book cover illustration as I discover them. I will try to uncover the meaning of the cover llustrations as I interpret them, irrespective of the content of the book. So without further ado, I welcome you to join me to enjoy the little pleasures in life.

» The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman (Illustration by La Bocca)
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman
Comment: I like the art deco feel of the cover which is in perfect harmony with the young women’s raised head. The layers act as a field of curiosity, inviting the reader to unfold the hidden depths of secrets of this women. Her closed eyes and raised outlook denotes her aristocratic presence, independence and exteme beauty.

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About Faisel K

Lost faith, went to law school, then to Japan, became a Buddhist, blah, blah, blah. Read More?
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