#Bookface Brings Book Cover Art into the Real World

Studio 360

Libraries aren't just palaces of dead trees anymore. Lots of libraries and librarians have embraced technology and social media. And one library-centric hashtag has caught on in the wider book-loving world: #bookface. The idea is to take a book cover and stage a photo that appears to complete it. It's life-meets-(cover)art!

The subjects of #bookfacerange from graphic novelsto biographies andself-help manuals. Most havea human subject or two, but even that isn't a given. Speaking from experience (see our attempt below), making a good #bookface photo isn't easy. It takes a trained eye to spot the composition: a green-haired man as the Joker, or a Bob Hope lookalike with an uncannily similar hairline. It's all in the details.

Since we gave it a try, we think you should too. Stage your own #bookface, and tweet@sideshow with the results.

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