30/30 prompt: judge a book by its cover

To mark the end of its eightieth anniversary year, Faber is exhibiting items from its archive at the V&A until 30 May.

Today’s prompt is simple: write from a book cover. It could be one from your collection at home, or here are some links:

Faber Archive

Faber Books’ photostream (flickr)

Eighty years of book cover design by Faber & Faber (Guardian.co.uk)

Or, if Faber’s not your thing, here’s the best of 2009’s British covers:

British Book Design & Production Awards 2009 (pdf)

30/30 prompt: judge a book by its cover

To mark the end of its eightieth anniversary year, Faber is exhibiting items from its archive at the V&A until 30 May.

Today’s prompt is simple: write from a book cover. It could be one from your collection at home, or here are some links:

Faber Archive

Faber Books’ photostream (flickr)

Eighty years of book cover design by Faber & Faber (Guardian.co.uk)

Or, if Faber’s not your thing, here’s the best of 2009’s British covers:

British Book Design & Production Awards 2009 (pdf)

30/30 prompt: judge a book by its cover

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Writing exercises and prompts based on special collections and their websites.

Originally conceived as a workshop for Essex Poetry Festival 2008.

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