2010-03-25

Books: Nice Backs

Backs of books can be great. I know this photo I took today in a secondhand bookshop/thrift store/antique store is a bit out of focus but I still wanted to show it to you. It is a Swedish encyclopedia of animals called Djurens värld ("The World of Animals") and it was printed in 1963 or -64 if I remember correctly. Sadly I couldn't find out who designed it, but it would make anyone's library look nicer.
--
Update: I went back and took a few more photos, put them together:

click for larger image
---

4 comments:

Laura@popdesign said...

I would definitely love to see the rest of these books. Are they as interesting as the spines?

P-E Fronning said...

I just had a quick look and I would say: no. It's just a (I guess) well made encyclopedia with pretty good but kind of boring b/w greyish photos. So as far as I could see it's not interesting for us who like good and fun design and images. So luckily I didn't have to spend money on it ;) Glad you liked the spines though.

Laura@popdesign said...

Thanks for your answer. Yes, one shouldn't judge a book by its cover (or spine)!

P-E Fronning said...

;) Right, let's just judge a spine by the spine.