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Book covers vs. film adaptation posters

Article: Book covers vs. film adaptation posters

Hey cinephiles and bibliophiles, check out this great photo gallery from The Atlantic that compares the covers of famous books with the movie poster for their film adaptation counterparts. In general I find the book covers more elegant and expressive. Obviously there are marketing necessities in featuring movie stars on posters, but their presence can clash with the faces already created in the readers’ imagination.

Low resolution versions of famous book covers

Article: 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.”