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My wikipedia article: Bob Ryan
Bitstream Vera Sans.

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So I got "Stack Cake" which is cool because I like that hard "k".
I hope I have done stack cakes the world 'round justice.
Engravers MT Bold Expanded and Maiandra GD Italic

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Two more:

Fonts are Soho Gothic, Passions Conflict and Depth Charge

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Wow Bendy, I really dig the Maya cover!

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Tee hee :D
i enjoyed doing that one. the original picture was pretty funny though I had to search 'ritual' rather than death or Maya for that one.

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Couldn't resist giving this one more go, this time featuring this irresistible Wikipedia Title (it's actually a title from the Duffy series, hee), this irresistible image from Life, and my newest acquisition, the wonderful, and sometimes a little bit scary, Dante.

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This page just sounded like a great sci-fi novel.
The http://image could be improved with reduced glare, but it was the best I could find.

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It's a great song.

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I got "Guthrie" as a random Wikithing. This cover looks like something my grandad might have.

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Font: Optima
Article: Robert Bella
newbie :)

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Wiki: Chromotherapy
Font: ITC AvantGarde

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Mrs Eaves Italic.

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Typefaces used:
Title: a work In progress tentatively titled 'Rhodia' /
Author's Name: Tomato /
Logo: Based on Letraset Stripes /


http://blog.boico.net/

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Hello, this is my first post, couldn't turn down a book cover challenge . . . !

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One more …
I got the song "Aubrey". Since this is by Bread, I put in some bread as well. The other image is from Life (I wish I understood the context there!)

Type is Pivo & Pivo Shadowed and Bauer Bodoni.

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It's fun what you can do when you are avoiding doing work.

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kitsunenoir pointed the way here, though I wasn't unaware of typophile and it’s brilliance.

Couldn’t resist the terms of this battle, and even less so after getting “bring the pain” from wikipedia, though I had to shorten the LIFE search to just “pain” to get any results.

Fonts are Avenir and Bell MT.

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Another quicky. Kind of a post-apocalyptic world with underground city idea. Maybe the people have to go back topside?

wiki article
http://life image (had to search for part of the title).

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Helvetica Neue

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Font : Univers

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I was so intrigued by this challenge, I signed up just to take part ^_^

Anyway, my first go:

Wong Tei Tung (Chinese: 黃地峒, Wong Dei Tong) is an area of Palaeolithic settlement in Hong Kong. It is located near Sham Chung (深涌), beside Three Fathoms Cove of Sai Kung Peninsula.

The findings were discovered by the Hong Kong Archaeological Society.

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font: Haettenschweiler

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“Stolen stone” by Rustam Gabbasov
(Text is in Russian.)

Wiki page: Краденый камень

Life archive image: http://Stone

Fonts: http://Octava, http://Franklin Gothic

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Rustam, Just loved it LOL :-)

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Back in the pile.

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Wikipedia article
http://LIFE photo

Type: ITC Blair Medium

The title and image together suggested a crime novel set in the 40s or 50s, so I went with it.

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Darkshipp, what is the typeface you are using for the title of your 'book'? Very charming...

Seb

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Thanks Seb. It's Pakenham Ink.
Author is in Avenir Blk.

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Chris ;-)

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TELerysm Mono 2 by J.Usine and Abadi Condensed


Cosmos and Rockwell

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Okay, here comes my quickie:

Wiki Link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penning_trap

Life Photo (Keyword "Trap"):
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Trap+source:life&imgurl=3a0c4ee...

Typeface:
DIN (duh!)

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Strangely addictive. And I got time to kill!

Wiki Link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Fight

Life Photo (Keyword "Office"):
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/f?q=Office+source:life&imgurl=c0624...

EDIT: Uh, I just saw that it's actually pretty tasteless because in the original photo the man behind the target is Bobby Kennedy. That shows what can happen if you just work away without looking left or right. If it causes any offence feel free to take it down.

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I don't want to offend anyone but, but is this a joke? Most of these covers are frigthening at most. Can people apply some self-criticism before posting such atrocities. I know it's question of taste, but some of these covers are just plain awful.

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Name your top-five, most awful and give some constructive crit.

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so far

EnergonCube
Yaslin
Quincux (1st one)

make the cut

Sorry, I do not want to be the troll of the forum, but a cover is not just typography, but also a good sense of composition and colour.

Like Carnival Splendor by Bendy, Artificial Imagination by cdn, Observational Error by Glitch, Kirribilli by Dantho... I just don't know where to start. Do these people acually practise as designers? You can make old fashionied or conservative design but some things are just plain wrong. The type is just slapped on top of the images with absolutely no sensitivity. Something like this discredits you to actually say anything about typography. Unfortunately it's only a reflection of the visual cacophony that plagues any bookshop.

PS I'm a long time lurker, but I just had to say something today.