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Book Cover Mashups

The ace covers blog Jacket Whys recently put out a challenge. Do this…

…but with book covers instead of album covers. I decided to give it a try. Here’s what I came up with:

Hmm – not on the same level as the album covers, but at least I have the black and white theme going. Plus a couple Newbery books in there gets me some bonus points, right?

I now extend the challenge to you.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. I think these look great! You should be proud. I thought the challenge was a great idea, but had no idea where to even start!

    • This was a bit tricky – you really have to get some books out and start playing around. Since you have to see covers, you can’t just scan shelves. The one I ended up using was from books on my shelves at home.

  2. I came here from Jacket Whys to see how you’d fared with her challenge and I think your photo looks great! It’s easier with album covers, I would think, since you’re more likely to get multiple parts of people (like in that middle album), which makes it easier to connect them. I definitely think you get bonus points for the black & white and the Newbery books!

    • I tried with picture books – that was really difficult. I think YA covers would work pretty good, since a lot of them have arms, hands, faces, and feet these days.

  3. Wow, kudos to you! I think your piece is great! Thanks for taking the challenge. I think I’m going to have to work on one… :-)

  4. You did awesome! I love this idea. Have to try it now!

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