Sunday, June 29, 2008

Melty Book Covers

Trends in cover design are always fun to put site-by-side (see also the between-the-legs covers) -- here we have "melty snacks mean trouble at home": “If you want to suggest, say, conflict over being at home with kids, you wouldn’t want a broken toy, which suggests abuse. This is just something that’s not as it was—sweet but not perfect anymore.”

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Things Found In Books

AbeBooks has a fun article on things found in books -- when buying an old book, it's like having a birthday and finding buried treasure all in one when something falls out between the pages. I've found stuff in lots of books, too -- my taste in books usually means it's a prayer card or a small pamphlet about how society is going to hell in a handbasket, which is okay, but just last weekend I found a very old Snickers wrapper in a copy of Uncle Josh Weathersby's Punkin Center Stories:

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