In this case, I schwicked the design element from an old edition of the real book. Image is from tadfad via Flickr. Want to crank this one out before game time. The Steelers colors are coincidental, though I always root for whatever Pennsylvania team is still in the mix. See previous post for all-original mock-up covers I spent way more time on.
Not mentioned when I wrote this post originally? It was also my 30th birthday. Almost a decade later, we still have books.
In the course of looking for a cover image of They Don’t Dance Much, I came across Book Worship. You need to check that out, especially if you’re one of those people who isn’t made sick by the (looming?) death of book-as-object. I get sad about the death of cassette-tape-as-object, so you can probably figure where I come down on totally paperless publishing.
Book Worship reminded me of this awesome Flickr set I found a few months ago. There’s something about this mid-century design aesthetic that makes me want to write better.