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View Resource Covering Photography

The special project of Karl Baden, photography professor at Boston College, Covering Photography is essentially a web-accessible database of book covers that feature photographs or photographic art work, provided "for the study of the relationship between the history of photography and book cover design." The database can be searched by a number of factors, including photographer, author,...
View Resource The Book Cover Archive

Sometimes, it turns out, it's all right to judge a book by its cover. The Book Cover Archive, run and maintained by Ben Pieratt and Eric Jacobsen, allows visitors to do just that. It bills itself as created "for the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design," and a quick glance over the selection offered confirms its success. The archive website features over 1,300 cleanly...
View Resource 50 Watts Screenshot

50 Watts is a website dedicated to book design and illustration. Curated by Will Schofield, who works in publishing and loves to collect books, the site features colorful art and design from around the world and across centuries. Visitors can search this impressive collection (over 800 works total) by Location or by a number of Groupings, including Children's Books, Comics, Ephemera, and Science...