For those diehard readers who wonder if they can ever make the switch to e-readers, here’s one cool site that might make you think twice. It’s a collection of some wonderful book covers that have been created over the years (courtesy of Moby Lives). Some of my favorites are those wonderful pulp designs for Dashiel Hammett.
More than 1,000 covers have been collected and archived here. Created by Ben Pieratt of General Projects and Eric Jacobsen of Whisky Van Gogh Go., the site is in beta testing right now, but many features have already been added. The creators even encourage readers to submit their own favorites. You will also find more archives of covers created by individual designers, resources for how-to books, and further discussion about the art of creating great book covers. For readers who love fonts, typography and design, this is a wonderful site. Here’s to ink on paper.