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Covering the Newbery (#1): The Story of Mankind

Every Monday, I’ll redesign the cover of a Newbery Medal-winning book – starting with the first winner, The Story of Mankind, and working up to today – and post the results. To keep from over-analyzing, here are my rules:

  1. I’ll use FlickerCC to search for Creative Commons-licensed images using keywords related to the book being redesigned.
  2. I’ll use Photoshop or websites PicMonkey and Splashup to create the finished product.

Some might be train wrecks, others might be…merely annoying fender-benders.

On with the show!

1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon

Original Cover:

Redesign:

Side by side:

(Source Image: ‘Origami Earth II’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/77581941@N00/4313107555)

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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.