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magicfish
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Just curious if anyone here appreciates the fine work that goes into some dust jacket designs like I do. Any favourites? I'll start by mentioning the jacket for Card Shark. I also used to like the jacket for John Fisher's Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic.
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I dust jackets almost more than the book within! I'm completely anal about them and even have to remove them (and hide them somewhere the children can't find them) before I open a book! My fave one is the dust jacket for the recent reprint of Vernon's Erdnase Revelations - it is beautiful

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Glad to hear I'm not the only one who appreciates a nice dustjacket.
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Billion Dollar Bunko (but I'm biased)...
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The one for The Magic of Michael Ammar is pretty impressive. (Shame about the editing.)

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In general I've never found dust jackets on magic books too be all that interesting or creative. With that said here's a few I really like:

-Maelstrom by Tom Stone (Very visual)

-Tricks by David Ben (Simple and clean with a nice illustration)

-John Carney's Carneycopia (Love the old illustrations)

-Spins & Needles: Theagic of Allan Slaight (like the take on old Jazz albums, also very classy)

-Vis a Vis / Jack Avis ( The Black & White image is very arresting and gives it a sense of mystery)
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The Books Of Wonder dust jackets are quite elegant as well.
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Yes I Always liked the jacket for Carneycopia.
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Although not issued with a dust jacket, the “Road Hustler” Steranko cover art edition is a thing of real beauty!
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