Lots of talk about Ipad and Kindle’s potential revolution of the publishing industry. Print mags are dropping left and right and more and more people are buying books electronically, who knows what the future holds. Here’s a fun fact about Amazon’s e-book, the Kindle, via The Daily Heller: “Kindle means to set alight or start to burn, to arouse or be aroused, to make or become bright. The word’s roots are from the Old Norse word kyndill, meaning Candle. Kindle Designer Karen Hibma adds, “From Voltaire: ‘The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others and it becomes the property of all.’ No other name could hold a candle to Kindle.”
I personally enjoy the tactile qualities and olfactory sensations that only a book can provide. Let’s not forget, of course, how tasty a well-designed book can be. Can an Ipad or Kindle really hold a candle to that? I’d be heartbroken if these digital readers snuffed out all print media! We should all just forget about that frightening prospect for a moment and enjoy some beautiful book covers.
Well Medicated has complied 45 Beautifully Designed Book Covers for your viewing pleasure. Here are a few.
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