Lithub has a gallery of songs reimagined as the covers for pulp novels by artist Todd Alcott. The covers include: “Losing My Religion”; “Paranoid Android”; “Another One Bites The Dust”; “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”; “When Doves Cry” and a bunch more.
National Geographic has a lovely look at a rediscovered book of Cuban plants. “Nondescript marbled cardboard covers and a title page in cursive handwriting announce Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft. This simplicity belies the contents of the slim, […]
Brandon Hawks considers the fictional Sixteenth Century Serbian book that puts the Santa Clarita Diet‘s zombie disease in historical context. (And he teaches everyone more about mixed media manuscript-print books). “While the book is a plot device, pointing to the mysteries of the disease’s origins centuries before, its […]
The Public Domain Review shares some of their favorite books covers from 1820 to 1914.
Behold the beauty and wonder of Ernst Haeckel’s drawings of bats from his Kunstformen der Natur (1904)!
Nick Kapur has shared a series of pages from a Japanese illustrated history of America made in 1861, Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi by writer Kanagaki Robun and artist Utagawa Yoshitora. There are so many wonders. You should definitely click through. See the whole thing at the Waseda University Library site.