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What book designers think of the Amazon Kindle

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October 9 2009

Book cover designer Charles Brock ‘breaks’ it down for us during the first day of AIGA’s Make/Think conference in Memphis.

Sure, you can cram over a thousand book titles on the Amazon Kindle—but as a device that treats books as disposable ones and zeros (with a monochromatic display that shows little more than text), what does this mean for the art of book cover design?

Shot in tribute to a familiar Office Space scene, Brock’s one minute video aptly titled ‘Kill the Kindle’, was created to ask this very question.

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By Skylar Challand