Link

http://dannikennys-portfolio.weebly.com/

28 Apr

http://dannikennys-portfolio.weebly.com/

here’s the link to my micro-site it only contains a slideshow of my book covers at the moment but i’ll be updating it with more work from my portfolio.

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Link

http://www.visualmarketingbook.com/blog/

25 Apr

http://www.visualmarketingbook.com/blog/

this blog while not helpful with the display side of marketing books it gives good insight into making your books stand out visually on sites like amazon where books can easily be overlooked due to the sheer volume of products available.

Link

http://658point8.com/2012/02/06/ten-tips-for-better-book-displays/

25 Apr

http://658point8.com/2012/02/06/ten-tips-for-better-book-displays/

while this is marketing advice for a library to promote its books i think the advice would be pertinent to the display of book covers from the designers point of view as they are promoting their designs.

Link

http://www.facsimiledustjackets.com/cgi-bin/fdj455/browse.html

24 Apr

http://www.facsimiledustjackets.com/cgi-bin/fdj455/browse.html

I came across this site too late for the design process but i think its a fascinating site and the author of the site is doing important work in scanning and cataloging vintage dust jackets, as they’re usually the first things to get lost, important parts of publishing and book design history are disappearing forever, and while contemporary books wont have this problem due to mass production and the ability to store all these designs digitally i think the fact that this site is more than likely the only record of these beautiful pieces of art makes it an important source for designers and anyone with an interest in history or publishing.

Link

http://www.styleathome.com/decorating-and-design/styling-secrets/10-beautiful-ways-to-display-books/a/31238/3

23 Apr

http://www.styleathome.com/decorating-and-design/styling-secrets/10-beautiful-ways-to-display-books/a/31238/3

this link is for an interior design blog but it has really pretty and inspirational ways of displaying books wouldnt exactly be useful for showing the covers of books but is a good for getting ideas. 

Link

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/stylish-ways-to-display-your-b-131581

19 Apr

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/stylish-ways-to-display-your-b-131581

really helpful resource for really striking and beautiful ways of displaying your books.

Link

http://neatdesigns.net/55-super-inspirational-book-designs/

15 Apr

http://neatdesigns.net/55-super-inspirational-book-designs/

these are a collection of designs that i found really helpful as i really wanted to stay away from photo and text book covers not out of any real dislike they work on a lot of novels but they don’t suit my style and i couldnt bring myself to just do it because its fairly risk free. these covers are clever and there’s an air of thinking outside the box and utilising quirky ideas without alienating people.