Look: Book Covers As Bookshelf Design and Art Display

012309atlaicons01.jpgOkay, we obviously know covering your books like this is a matter of appearances over function, making it hard to distinguish one book from another. But still, there's something a lot of fun about this, as it's ridiculously simple using an inkjet printer, a basic image editing program and some X-acto knives. We're tempted to try it out with some of our full sets of graphic novels since they're all of identical size (and since they're placed in order, we'd know which is which). Check out the bigger version below...

012309atlaicons02.jpg012309atlaicons03.jpgThe icon idea is fun, but we'd think it would be fun to print out patterns or colours that would blend into the background wallpaper or wall of your bookshelf, or create an alternative huge panoramic image that easily identifies the series. Yeah, our librarian girlfriend probably will be horrified at the idea of organizing books in such non-organizational, looks-first manner, but we admit we're occasionally victims of doing things simply because we like the visual effect .

[via Fubiz]

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