May 9, 2010

Afloat on the Ohio


Now that's some beautiful cover design, there. I don't have anything to add. I love the smoke.

Afloat on the Ohio : An Historical Pilgrimage of a thousand miles in a skiff, from Redstone to Cairo by Reuben Gold Thwaites
1909, artist marked as CYR
from University of Wisconsin, digital collection

5 comments:

Jucie said...

According to Wikipedia, that Cairo (Illinois) is pronounced like Cairo, Georgia. I have to admit that whenever I read the Egypt Cairo, I have to really think about how it's pronounced. The smoke is way cool.

Steph(anie) said...

I am disproportionately please when book cover designs wrap around like that.

ZenGato said...

I love book covers before book jackets. I hate book jackets.

downtown guy said...

Ditto on that, I always pull them off.

ZenGato said...

Me too. Although sometimes I use them as my book mark. But I am always angry and bitter about it when I do.