Andy Baio

Low resolution versions of famous book covers

Low resolution versions of famous book covers

“Low Res Books” is a series created by RISD MFA graduate Benjamin Shaykin (and former art director of Mother Jones, one of my favorite news magazines ever) where he distills the familiar covers of popular editions of novels into their most basic pixelated form, whereby “they become abstract, mere suggestions of books” and “…while seemingly abstract, they act as a kind of semaphore, signaling a shared cultural connection between anyone who can decipher them.”