A Great Way to Show Your Love of Books (or Postcards)

A Great Way to Show Your Love of Books (or Postcards)

Jess Watson
Jul 19, 2010

As a once avid reader (I miss you books...see you again in the fall at grad school!), I proudly display my collections of reads throughout the home. As a designer, I'm also all too guilty of judging a book by its cover. When some book covers are oh so pretty, it doesn't make sense to only show off the spines, so why not frame them?

Before my fellow bibliophiles get in an uproar, no books were harmed in the making of this project as these are all postcards. Phew!

Using the Postcards from Penguin collection, Esta Sketch made a lovely framed display of some of her favorite color coordinated book covers. With the help of clear photo corners, none of the postcards were damaged either. The Ikea RAM frames ensured that this was a relatively inexpensive project.

If you don't have that particular postcard set, scans of your favorite books would work quite nicely. Or this would also be a great way to display a postcard collection from your recent travels.

For full instructions, visit Esta Sketch: Penguin Book Cover Art Project.

Image credits: Esta Sketch; found via Peppermags.

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