What’s on the cover can be as interesting as what’s in between them, argues Deepali Singh
Not surprisingly, a recent exhibition on book covers — The Art of the Book — held at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre in Calcutta evoked nostalgia from all quarters. Sunandini Banerjee, senior editor and graphic designer, had created digital collages out of covers, merging them with images and extracts from books published by Seagull. Not many who saw the pictures framed on the wall believed in the adage that books shouldn’t be judged by their covers. A good book, the experts argued, often had a good cover.
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