ATG Quirkies: Make a New You – Using Book Covers!

by Ray Delara of the Burlingame Public Library in California; they were posted on Instagram.

by Ray Delara of the Burlingame Public Library in California; they were posted on Instagram.

According to the NY Times some clever librarians at the Burlingame Public Library in California are becoming expert practitioners in art of the “bookface” style!

So what’s the big deal – and what is the “bookface” style anyway?

Well it’s a new trend among book lovers who take photos of book covers for the purpose of posting them online. The catch is to “strategically line up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art.”

The folks at the Burlingame library took it to the next level by enlisting “six people to take 50 shots over 20 minutes for a triple bookface image featuring three mystery titles. The photo — showing people’s faces morphing into the covers of “Guilt by Association” by Marcia Clark, “Devious” by Lisa Jackson and Charlaine Harris’s “Dead Until Dark” — generated nearly 150 likes on Instagram, almost three times the library’s average post.”

Check out this post to see their impressive handy work!

(The source of ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)

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