The Plague, destroyed

Most of the time I don’t like when book covers get ruined or destroyed, but there is something eerily beautiful about this cover of ‘The Plague’ by Albert Camus. There’s such a huge amount of fake “worn” book covers, usually created with photoshop filters to make it look more smudged, worn or scratched, but this is the real deal and it’d be hard to fake. This worn quality of the book makes it look even more interesting, textural and exciting: “a perfect achievement” indeed.

This book has been used over and over again to the point of near-destruction, but at least it’s been loved, hated and used. I like it more than a pristine design coffee table book that nobody ever opens for fear or ruining it.

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1 Response to “The Plague, destroyed”


  1. 1 Nate March 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I think the beat up books are the ones to read. That means people are reading them at least. It’s the perfect looking ones that are a few years old you need to watch out for.


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