Judging A Book By Its Cover: ABC3D

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This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

This week’s post is a shorter one – I’ll admit, when I was taking these pictures it was cold out and the sun was going down and I just wanted to get back inside.

Anyway, this is ABC3D, an awesome pop-up book by Marion Bataille. The pages have different effects and sometimes one letter will transform into another. I have a small collection of pop-up books now and this is one of the first ones I bought. It was published in 2008, ISBN 9781596434257.

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