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You’ll doubtless be surprised to discover that The Book Cover Archive is an online archive of book covers and their designers. Tighten your slackened jaw, there’s more – the archive can be searched according to designer, title, author, photographer, illustrator, publisher, typeface and a handful of other taxonomic categories. The site is currently in its BETA stage and creators Ben Pieratt and Eric Jacobsen are welcoming the advice and suggestions of users as to how they might diversify and improve the usability and functionality of the archive. So break free from your laptop, gather your favourite dust jackets and then get straight back to that laptop to find out who it was that put together that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies cover you love so dearly and exactly what font they used on Zadie Smith’s White Teeth (it’s Trade Gothic).

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.