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Throwback Thursday Faulkner Book Jacket

July 09, 2015
Author: Kelly Elarbee

It is Throwback Thursday at Elarbee Media and we decided to highlight one of our many vintage book jackets. It could well have been a feature of our Art Tuesday post, but we chose to shake things up for Thursday and carry on our Faulkner theme.

Cover art for books is part of the sales packaging. Book jackets are functional, protecting the book, but they offer an opportunity to visually grab the attention of the buying public to lure them in to the purchase of a book. Titles are catchy, but can be misleading. Adding the visual trigger of the book jacket alludes to the book's content in a compelling manner.

Images are compelling. They also drive sales. In this case they also please the eye.