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Jun 8 2011

Face Book (literally)

by Jimmy L

Book covers are one of the things I miss the most now that more people have adopted eBook readers.  I love seeing at a glance what people are reading in public places.  And, covers are often just so well designed, like a breezy doorway, visually welcoming you into the world of the book itself.

We’ve written about book covers here on DCPLive before, but a few days ago I found a new twist on them in a blog called Corpus Libris. It’s a simple idea, but it’s so fun and funny.  Take a picture where your world blends in with the book cover design. I’m itching to try it myself.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Joseph M June 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM

fun idea, i like it =]

Hektor Karl June 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Very cool idea. Thanks for the link.

Fran W. June 16, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Great post! There’s a website called Sleeve Face that does the same thing, but it uses record sleeves instead of books. When I first stumbled across Sleeve Face, I thought that doing the same thing with books would be genius. Little did I know that Corpus Libris already existed!

Jessica O June 27, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Along this same vein, I would suggest perusing Dear Photograph. The public is invited to take pictures of old photographs in the same locale that they were originally shot. The effect is stunning. http://www.dearphotograph.com

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