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Tell me the name of this children's book from its cover (1940-1970ish)

I'm trying to identify an English-language book by its cover as seen in a photo of my friend taken in 1970 when she was a year old. The original image is hard to make out, but I inverted it and made it black and white. Does anyone recognize it? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Aug 8, 2013 - 42 answers

Finding a book by its cover?

Looking for a book whose title I can't remember, but whose cover I can picture perfectly. [more inside]
posted by ella_minnow on May 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me find a children's book, frog and dragon image.

Help me find a children's book. All I remember is the cover image, there's a frog standing up on two legs, holding a sword or a spear, beside a dragons tail that has been cut into sections. I remember the sections showing the bone, cut sort of like a sliced loaf of bread. [more inside]
posted by Dynex on Oct 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Visually Striking Scientific Illustrations for Poetry Book Cover

Help, scientists! I'm looking for a cover image for my forthcoming book of poetry. I would like to use a visually striking image (photo, diagram, etc.) from a scientific publication. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Nov 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Who took this great photograph?

Do you have the book, "The Other End of the Leash (Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs)" by Patricia McConnell? Can you look in or on your book and see if there is a photo credit for the cover photograph? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Best place to find protective book covers

I ordered several used books online recently, and a few came with protective mylar (?) covers. I thought, "Neat!". And am considering doing that to a few other books I have. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Sep 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Dead Cow Wrappers For Words

I've seen a couple people recently with very nice fairly stiff leather journal covers, maybe a little smaller than 8 1/2 by 11, that hold a smaller replaceable floppy journal inside. I want one. I've looked around some, but all I can find are the cheap mass-produced ones. Does the hive mind have a lead on where to get a good-quality leather cover online or in the SF bay area?
posted by devilsbrigade on Mar 28, 2009 - 6 answers

How was that Gödel, Escher, Bach carving made, and how can I do it at home?

I've always been fascinated by this book cover for Gödel, Escher, Bach. Anybody know how the woodcarving was designed, how it was made and how I could perhaps make one myself? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on May 16, 2008 - 5 answers

How much does the spine of a book cover affect sales?

How much does the spine of a book cover affect sales? My partner has just had a book published, but the publishers put an earlier draft cover design on by mistake. The main difference is on the spine, where the title is slightly wrong and the text placement is different making the title unreadable by anyone browsing the shelves. [more inside]
posted by quarsan on Oct 30, 2007 - 31 answers

Creative types: Help me design my mother's sketchbook cover.

Creative types: Help me design my mother's sketchbook cover. [more inside]
posted by macadamia on Dec 29, 2005 - 12 answers

Can you recognize this book cover?

Here's a challenge. Anyone happen to recognize the book whose cover is partially revealed/shown here? I think it looks like Ralph Nader. My friend thinks it's Al Pacino. But neither panned out. Ideas?
posted by beingdaddy on Dec 8, 2004 - 8 answers

Judging books by their covers

What are your favorite book jacket or cover designs? What do you look for when you judge a book by its cover? I'm doing a design favor for a friend and need some inspiration. It's a word-heavy, non-fiction book targeted at the more brainy types. Any classic, timeless cover that makes you caress its spine every time you see the volume?
posted by TurkeyMustard on Feb 3, 2004 - 17 answers

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