Stéphane Massa-Bidal's Bizarre Social Media Book Covers

 - Dec 11, 2009   Updated: Aug 2 2011
References: flickr & abduzeedo
These old-fashioned social media book covers by Graphic artist Stéphane Massa-Bidal encapsulate the idealism behind some of the world's most popular social sites. His vintage depictions look somewhat like mid 20th century magazine ads.

At first thought, the concept behind creating social media book covers seems like an oxymoron. But if art can be defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of human emotion, then social media, has also become art.

Implications - My favorite of these fictional social media book covers has got to be the LinkedIn cover, which features a spiraling pattern. Is Massa-Bidal saying that the popular job social network leads people spiraling into a chaotic world? I'm not too sure. Just like real book covers, these images are open to interpretation.