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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Unpublished Covers

I always love seeing the covers that a designer went through before arriving at a final product. For how long the process can be and how many different designs can be considered, it always surprises me when I see tacky covers on bookstore shelves. I'm also surprised when I see the covers that didn't make it that I think are fantastic.

The New York Times posted this little collection of the "Book Covers That Got Away" in their Sunday Book Review. I think there are some really great ones in the bunch.

Some of my favorites:

What covers would you have purchased?

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