Turn all book covers into wallpapers
July 15, 2012 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Turn all book covers into wallpapers
For the last two weeks I have been creating desktop wallpapers based on book covers. The idea was sparked by a very old reddit post where one user asked why there weren't any high resolution images of book covers. I saw that and figured, "Why not high resolution, wallpaper ready versions of book covers?" And since they didn't exist, I started to make them.

For each wallpaper I pick the most defining quote from the book, and if the book has a crappy cover design I just go and design my own.

Since I have run out of ideas, I turned to the Reddit community to give me suggestions in the subreddit /r/BookWallpapers. And, now I have other people making wallpapers with their own styles and for their favorite books. My goal is to make a website cataloguing each wallpaper by the book's title, so if anyone wants to sport their book's cover on their desktop they can find it easily.
Role: designer
posted by ky1e (8 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by exceptinsects on July 17, 2012: Turn all book covers into wallpapers

I really like these, well designed, and engaging, but also minimalistic anough to make not-too-distracting wallpapers. Excellant.
posted by Faintdreams at 3:59 AM on July 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

These make so happy.
posted by missjenny at 11:58 AM on July 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

A really beautiful idea. Love it.
posted by Isadorady at 11:10 AM on July 17, 2012

This is excellent. I'd love these as a zip file or something - is there any easy way to get one?
posted by davezor at 2:54 PM on July 17, 2012

Awesome. Using "Gatsby" on my laptop.

Ps for anyone who gets as frustrated as I did, you get the big version by mousing over and clicking the little gear icon that appears in the upper-right of the image. This was extremely not obvious to me.
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:07 PM on July 19, 2012

Loving this, but is there a way you can say what book it somehow?
posted by like_neon at 3:14 AM on July 26, 2012

D'oh just read your comment more closely. Looking forward to the full website catalog!
posted by like_neon at 3:15 AM on July 26, 2012

Ok, I'm dumb and can't figure out how to download just one image.
posted by Night_owl at 8:57 PM on July 29, 2012

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