Someone Animated These Old Book Covers , And They Look Amazing

For a period of time in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, abstract book covers dominated nonfiction publishing. This blogger had long believed that the covers were created under the influence of psychotropic drugs, and now thanks to the following video we can all see what the cover designers were seeing all those years ago.

A tip: you might want to turn the sound off. It gets incredibly annoying after about a minute.

P.S. Am I the only one who secretly wishes these covers were available as animated GIFs?


About Nate Hoffelder (10074 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Someone Animated These Old Book Covers , And They Look Amazing

  1. EPUB3 supports video and animation. Now if only reading devices did the same, animated covers could be a thing. Granted, there’s huge potential for abuse (see web advertising), but I’d love to look in my ebook library and see a set of elegant animated covers like these.

  2. Ohhhh I’ll love it. I’ll have to rethink this and maybe we can find a way to add such ideas into our portfolio of 3d Ebook Cover Templates. I’ll tell you Nate if we found a way.

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