Photographic-themed Book Covers

There have been a number of great book covers that I have come across in the past year.  I have also noticed a nice shift to photography on covers, both actual photographic images or references to photography – rather than just illustrations.

Here are two such examples:

In Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto, the image on the front is a classic medium format Rolleiflex twin-lens camera.  In place of the brand name Rolleiflex, they replaced it with ‘A NOVEL’.

Now and Then by Alex Gross includes a painted cabinet card on the cover.  Gross would find vintage cards and paint on them creating new, fictional charters out of real people – some inspired from movies like Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz, superheroes and even Bozo The Clown has made an appearance.  Check out his website to see more.

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