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Social Issues Book Jackets: Home

Use this libguide to start thinking about social issues book jackets.

AISL Library Youtube Playlist for Book Jacket Design

Click here or on the image below to go to the AISL Library Youtube playlist for book jacket art.

Learning from the Experts

Choose any TWO videos from the Youtube playlist about book jackets to view.

Write down THREE bits of advice on how to approach making book jackets that you learned from these videos.

A Close Look at One Book Jacket

Taking a Closer Look at One Book Jacket:

Choose ONE book jacket to look at closely for 5 minutes.

Write down what you notice about each of the following elements:

  • Title
  • Color
  • Layout / Composition
  • Font type
  • Font size
  • Font placement
  • Image (art? photo? abstract? realistic?)
  • How does the combination of the image and text entice a person to read the book?
  • Remember that a book jacket has about 2 seconds to pull a person in.

A Closer Look at Social Issues Book Jackets