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84 Book & Magazine Cover Finds

Creations That Prove It's Not Always What's Inside That Counts

— November 7, 2009 — Pop Culture
We’ve all heard that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s not such a bad thing. After all, illustrators and marketers go to great lengths to decorate book and magazine exteriors.

Why should their efforts go unappreciated? Book and magazine covers can also be art or be made into new objects. They can hide things that aren’t printed like Kindles or personal treasures or computers. So, if you want to break the rules and judge a book by its cover, go ahead. We won’t tell.
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Disguising Technology
Disguising Technology
Fake Book Hardbox Drive
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Novel Convertible Handbags
Novel Convertible Handbags
The Bookbag Lets You Carry An Extra Bag for Impromtu Purchases
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80
ePaper Magazine Covers
ePaper Magazine Covers
Esquire 75th Anniversary Issue
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79
Posthumous Magazine Covers
Posthumous Magazine Covers
Heath Ledger Graces Front of Entertainment Weekly
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78
Crowd Sourced Magazine Covers
Crowd Sourced Magazine Covers
Design a 'Dazed' Cover Competition
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77
Covers as Costumes
Covers as Costumes
Ellen DeGeneres' Halloween Costume was 'O' Magazine
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76
Unreadable Books
Unreadable Books
Classic Book Covers Handmade by Olympia Le-Tan
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75
Mix ‘N' Match Magazine Covers
Mix ‘N' Match Magazine Covers
Obama, Timberlake & Clooney Become One in Esquire
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74
Mag Cover Matchbooks
Mag Cover Matchbooks
Jason D'Aquino's Super Small Scale Pulp Magazine Prints
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73
Hip Journals Made of Discarded Books
Hip Journals Made of Discarded Books
Ex Libris Anonymous Incorporate Original Works
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72
Political Satire Covers
Political Satire Covers
Vogue Hommes Japan Jokerfies America
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71
Ice-Blue Covers
Ice-Blue Covers
Angelina Jolie Kicks Off Cosmopolitan's Humanitarian Issue
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70
Thumb-Sucking Covers
Thumb-Sucking Covers
Victoria Beckham Strikes Childish Pose for Vogue Russia
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69
Groundbreaking Magazine Covers
Groundbreaking Magazine Covers
Esquire 75th Anniversary Uses E-Ink
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68
Eccentric Senior Designer Covers
Eccentric Senior Designer Covers
DFV Wears Fishnet For Purple Fashion Magazine
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67
Fantasy Book Art
Fantasy Book Art
Budding Illustrator Creates Extrordinary Version of ‘The Silmarillion’
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66
Fabric Book Bindings
Fabric Book Bindings
'Natalie As Is' Creates Vintage Looking One-of-a-Kind Covers
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65
Head Shaving Covers
Head Shaving Covers
Stephen Colbert's Eye-Popping Newsweek Stunt
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64
Illustrated Anniversary Covers
Illustrated Anniversary Covers
David Downton Does Cate Blanchett for Vogue Australia September '09
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63
First Grandma Covers
First Grandma Covers
Granny Obama Graces ‘Essence' With Daughter Michelle Obama
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62
Quadruple Magazine Covers II
Quadruple Magazine Covers II
reFRESH 50th Edition
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61
Artistic Book Covers
Artistic Book Covers
Painting Iconic 007 Books
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60
Presidential Double Covers
Presidential Double Covers
Barack and Michelle Obama on Essence Magazine
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59
Exploding Chest Covers
Exploding Chest Covers
10. Deep 2009 Summer Look Book Helps the Fashionably Challanged
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58
Political Socialite Magazine Covers
Political Socialite Magazine Covers
NYLON Paris Hilton for President Shoot
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57
Quadruple Magazine Covers
Quadruple Magazine Covers
Vogue Espana Has 4 Kate Moss Covers
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56
Racist Obama Magazine Covers
Racist Obama Magazine Covers
Vanity Fair Parodies New Yorker
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55
Dual Magazine Covers
Dual Magazine Covers
NYLON Features 2 Gossip Girls Covers
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54
Blogs Mocking Book Covers
Blogs Mocking Book Covers
The 'Judge a Book by Its Cover' Blog Does Just That
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Leather Magazine Covers
Leather Magazine Covers
Chevrolet Soho Campaign
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52
Youth Defiant Magazine Covers
Youth Defiant Magazine Covers
Christy Turlington Sizzles Again on W Magazine
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51
Literature Flaunters
Literature Flaunters
The Decorative Slim Case Displays Your Favourite Book Covers
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50
Tantalizing Magazine Covers
Tantalizing Magazine Covers
Adriana Lima Gives Great Face for El Pais
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49
Bright Multiple Swimsuit Covers
Bright Multiple Swimsuit Covers
V Magazine Shows Leggy Supermodels on 6 Covers
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48
Revisiting Retro Magazine Covers
Revisiting Retro Magazine Covers
Esquire 1962 - 1972 as an Art Exhibit
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3D Magazine Covers
3D Magazine Covers
Dazed and Confused Makes Trippy August 2009 Issue
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Throwback Magazine Covers
Throwback Magazine Covers
Naomi Campbell Rocks a Mean Afro for Giant
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45
Historical Fashion Covers
Historical Fashion Covers
Michelle Obama Covers Vogue Magazine in Jason Wu
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44
Extreme Close-Up Covers
Extreme Close-Up Covers
Angelina Jolie on British Harper's Bazaar
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43
Retro Book Blogs
Retro Book Blogs
Book Worship Puts Best/Worst Book Covers Out There For Your Viewing Pleasure
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42
Glowing Magazine Covers
Glowing Magazine Covers
V Mag Brings Neon Back for Recession-Chic Editorial
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41
Provocative Magazine Covers
Provocative Magazine Covers
Striking MediaCat Cover Art Causes Controversy and Debate
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40
Framed Books as Home Decor
Framed Books as Home Decor
'Totally Novel Picturebook Frame' Lets You Display Your Fave Paperback
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39
Fake Books
Fake Books
The PSP/DS Trick Book Storage Case Hides Your Valuables
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38
Rival Magazine Covers
Rival Magazine Covers
Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston Comparison Shots
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37
Amazonian Warrior Covers
Amazonian Warrior Covers
"Elevation" by Dazed Digital Magazine
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36
Duplicated Magazine Covers
Duplicated Magazine Covers
Cosmo's Recycled Photos of Angelina Jolie
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35
Birthday Suits on Magazine Covers
Birthday Suits on Magazine Covers
Naomi Campbell for i-D
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34
Barbie Doll Covers
Barbie Doll Covers
Christina Aguilera Goes White Blonde for Cosmopolitan Magazine
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Recreating Magazine Covers
Recreating Magazine Covers
Esquire's Most Iconic Issues Madeover
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Personalized Moleskin Journals
Personalized Moleskin Journals
Modofly
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Vintage Books as Art Pieces
Vintage Books as Art Pieces
Budget-Friendly Beautiful Bindings
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Surrealist Magazine Covers
Surrealist Magazine Covers
Beth Ditto Says 'Kiss This!' on Dazed & Confused
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Naked Books Skins
Naked Books Skins
Reproduction Vintage Dust Jackets to Delight Booklovers
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Flap Art
Flap Art
Alternative Book Covers That Shock
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Recycled Literature as Fashion
Recycled Literature as Fashion
"Book Bags" by Caitlin
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Undressing Magazine Covers
Undressing Magazine Covers
Wallpaper* Peels Away Clothes in October Issue
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Surreal Book Covers
Surreal Book Covers
Mark Yankus Wants You to Judge Books by Their Cover
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Classic Covers on New Books
Classic Covers on New Books
Penguin Gives "Harry Potter" Series a Retro Makeover
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Dressed-Down Covers
Dressed-Down Covers
Eva Mendes Rocks a White Tee for Allure Magazine
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Offensive New Yorker Covers
Offensive New Yorker Covers
Obama Loves Osama
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Recycled Magazine Covers
Recycled Magazine Covers
Cosmopolitan Uses 5 Year Old Britney Pics
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Digital Tattoo Covers
Digital Tattoo Covers
Michael Phelps in ESPN Magazine
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Misleading Magazine Covers
Misleading Magazine Covers
Kate Moss Covers Vogue, But Isn't Inside
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Recycled Books as Bags
Recycled Books as Bags
DIY Reader's Digest Purses
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Frame-Worthy Magazine Covers
Frame-Worthy Magazine Covers
10 of New Yorker Magazine's Best-Loved Illustrations
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Pulp Magazine Covers
Pulp Magazine Covers
Will Comic Craze Revive Retro Pin-Ups?
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Religious Fashion Covers
Religious Fashion Covers
Dansk Magazine Gets Pious
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Burlesque Magazine Covers
Burlesque Magazine Covers
Cindy Crawford's Cabaret-Style Spread
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Recreating Magazine Covers
Recreating Magazine Covers
Kate Hudson on W Mimics 1994 Harper's Bazaar
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Innovative Magazine Covers
Innovative Magazine Covers
V Magazine Offers Peel-Off Lady Gaga Glasses
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Novel Kindle Covers
Novel Kindle Covers
Embossed Leather Skins from California's Oberon Design
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Parodies of Magazine Covers
Parodies of Magazine Covers
Gallery of the Absurd
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Economy Crisis-Chic Magazine Covers
Economy Crisis-Chic Magazine Covers
DT Platinum Flips Gisele Bundchen For Financial Trouble
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Animated Magazine Covers
Animated Magazine Covers
Megan Fox Touches Herself for Esquire Magazine
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Nude Cyclist Covers
Nude Cyclist Covers
Fixe Magazine Launches in France With Naked Biker Cover
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Unphotoshopped Magazine Covers
Unphotoshopped Magazine Covers
Sarah Palin on Newsweek
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Glittery Boys on Magazine Covers
Glittery Boys on Magazine Covers
Ash Stymest's Attitude Channels Robert Pattinson
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Recycled Covers & Fake Tattoos
Recycled Covers & Fake Tattoos
Empire Magazine Gives Megan Fox an Autobot Tattoo
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Makeup-Less Magazine Covers
Makeup-Less Magazine Covers
Scarlett Johansson Goes Natural in July Elle France
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Recreating Magazine Covers
Recreating Magazine Covers
Halle Berry Is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive, 75th Anniversary
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Racy Covers That Celebrate Androgyny
Racy Covers That Celebrate Androgyny
Dazed & Confused Likes Boys Who Are Girls
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