Monday, November 29, 2010

In what some see as the twilight of the printed book, a London show celebrates iconic book covers

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by Gary Moskowitz

At a time when e-readers may be displacing the good, old-fashioned print book, an effort to revive interest in the art of the book cover is taking place in London. The gallery StolenSpace gave a simple task to a group of more than 30 artists, designers, ceramic artists and photographers: design a cover for your favorite book. “We wanted to celebrate the art of the book cover as we feel it is a dying art form,” gallery manager Beth Gregory said. “With the advent of the iPad, it’s now questionable how long the printed novel and its cover will be around. Just like the album cover, it’ll be resigned to a thumbnail in iTunes.”

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