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The Best Of The Breathtaking ‘Lousy Book Covers’ Tumblr

By 01.15.13

The premise of Lousy Book Covers is simple. “Just because you CAN design your own book cover doesn’t mean you SHOULD,” a point the Tumblr has been making October 2011, when Nathan Shumate posted the blog’s first ghastly cover, Untied Shoelaces of the Mind Anthology, showing what appears to be a peacock made of spaghetti becoming one with a human face. It’s glorious, it’s awful, it’s beautiful, it’s horrific.
It makes us glad Lousy Book Covers exists. Here are some of our other favorites.


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