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What makes an iconic book cover?

By Clare Thorp

 

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A pair of eyes and red lips floating in a midnight sky above the bright lights of New York on The Great Gatsby.

 

The half-man, half-devil on Brett Easton Ellis’s American Psycho.

 

A single cog for an eye on A Clockwork Orange.

 

Two orange silhouettes on David Nicholls’ One Day.

 

Full Story: https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200604-the-best-book-covers-in-history

 

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The picture was made with a girl in Anglewitch. One of the few girls with long black hair.

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What makes a great book cover is its content. I'm sure there have been many many remarkable book covers over the centuries. But no one really rembers these covers because the content was so forgettable or impenetrable, or plain <deleted>. 

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Nostalgia works. The copy you read back when.

 

 

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