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


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.