The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

The Amazing Book Covers of Kavalier and Clay

Pop Culture

It has been 20 years since Michael Chabon’s legendary novel was published on September 19th, 2000. In that short time, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay has won a Pulitzer Prize, and many many other awards. The book follows two cousins, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, as they reunite when Joe comes to America to escape Nazi Europe. The pair combine their skills, Joe the artist, and Sam the writer, to navigate the newfound world of comic books. It follows their careers, and intertwined love lives: Sam struggles with his queerness in a time when it wasn’t accepted and …

Is It Okay to Judge a Book by Its Cover?

Is It Okay to Judge a Book by Its Cover?

Book Culture

I have a confession to make: I judge books by their covers. I know, I know, it’s a cardinal sin⁠—but I can’t help it.  When I see a book with big shiny letters and a chiseled man toting a gun, I think spy novel. When I see two lovers clasping each other over a curly cue font, I think bawdy romance. When I see an artsy photo with minimalist typeface, I think indie novel.   Image via amazon   A good cover hints at what to expect from a book. It is, effectively, a marketing tool. But it’s also much …

7 Beloved Book Jackets Get the GIF Treatment

7 Beloved Book Jackets Get the GIF Treatment

When Chilean artist Javier Jensen decided to take a break from his day job as an art director for a publicity firm, he wanted to channel the time into his passion for books. Through some clever artwork and GIF wizardry, Jensen took seven iconic book covers and turned them into the living, breathing worlds we always dreamed of. From the subtlety of blinking Seuss character’s eyes to the grandeur of Tolkien’s soaring Great Eagles, we think these images are incredibly immersive. Check out all of the covers below. If you love them as much as we do, check out the …