Book City Jackets "Fiction"They, alas, fell by the wayside, along with the mimeograph machine, replaced by DJs with school logo and branded characters. Glossy-coated, they were impossible to write on or customize.
Book City Jackets, founded in 2008 by Emma Gaines-Ross and Jeremy Schwartz and based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has stepped into Mr. Peabody’s Way-Back Machine and returned with updated versions of the classic paper bag book cover. The covers are off-set printed on recycled kraft paper and “fold-to-fit” almost any book.
Book City Jackets’ goal is to turn books into a new kind of affordable art that can be displayed on bookshelves and coffee tables, in cafes and classrooms, on planes and trains. In short, any place where people bring their books.
By Cheeming Boey. Artist Series 2
Book City Jackets began with simple designs but this year introduced Artist Series 1 &2.
"Tiger" by Morgan Blair. Artist Series 1