Older dust jackets are easy to appreciate, with their sense of lay-out-board composition and tactility. You can just imagine the designer sitting at a large table with paint, torn scraps of paper, a color palette, collage pieces, and the text, moving and shuffling, erasing and flipping. Also, notice the lack of author blurbs, which seem to be everywhere now. Of course, blurbs have been in use for some time, but it is refreshing to see them missing from time to time. I’m a great fan of the paper dust jacket, before they were coated in plastic for the sake of protection. There’s a simpleness and fragility about them.
Some great vintage dust jackets from the shop
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