Front Cover Fridays #22

There are few characters ever invented who are considered manlier than James Bond. The creator of 007, Ian Fleming, wrote 14 books starring the famous British spy. These are the original front covers of that collection starting with the first book, Casino Royale.                      Interesting that he decided to […]

Front Cover Fridays #17

Faber & Faber – a London-based publisher – held a contest recently for teenagers to design a new cover for Lord of the Flies. The resulting images are SO AWESOME… The image above won 1st place – kinda creepy, but so is the book i guess. The other images below were some of the other […]

Front Cover Friday #16

Today’s cover comes courtesy of iUMBC co-founder, John, who discovered it whilst browsing a used book store in the Kansas City area. Shockingly, Amazon doesn’t even have an image or description or reviews or anything for it. But never fear, we have the hook ups. Feast your eyes on this beauty… Fascinating insights are surely […]

Front Cover Fridays #15

Are you bored with the same ole trip to the toilet every time? Are you looking to spice up your deuce life? Then pick up Daniel Cole Young’s “Kama Pootra: 52 Mind Blowing Ways to Poop“. Positions include “The Thinker”, “The Cannonball”, and “The Butterfly” as well as a number of group and specialty positions! […]

Front Cover Fridays #12

Mucho kudos to John, a fellow iUMBC member, who discovered this gem last week and shared it via twitter. The cover of Are You Psychic? encourages you to “find the answers you’ve always been looking for.” John counters: “Shouldn’t you already know?” – @Creagarmania Touche, Johnny. Touche. Also, what an unfortunate last name…

Front Cover Fridays #11

Hundreds of bearded men strutted their stuff at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, and photographer Matthew Rainwaters was there to capture it all. This resulting collection of portraits features the bushiest, most stylish, and downright weirdest beards from around the world. Taken straight on, the photographs are stark and stunning the […]

Front Cover Fridays #10

H.G. Wells wrote The Time Machine in 1895 in London. The 32,000 word book is readable in an afternoon sitting. It is the origin of the term “time machine”, and has inspired hundreds of other science fiction works. Check out what the first edition cover looked like back then… This first edition sells for thousands […]

Front Cover Fridays #9

iUMBC has very few rules. In fact, the only rule that comes to mind is this one: “Avoid the Tw*light Saga at all costs.” Oh, and another one: “Always utilize the asterisk when typing the word “Tw*light” as it is forbidden to do otherwise.” That being said, we fully support Tw*light Saga parodies. Thus, we […]

Front Cover Fridays #8

Shout out to all you manly Nintendo geeks out there! What a rad book cover, eh?! Just little Mario soaring through the air – no mushrooms, no fireballs, no Koopa or Bowser making chase – just Jumpman pulling his signature A-move. Simple and fresh. I came across this book a couple weeks ago, and I’ve […]

Front Cover Fridays #7

Forty-eight hours from now we’ll be tearing the wrappings off our gifts. That’s right, Christmas is a mere 2 days away! So in light of the holidays, let’s take a look at a Christmas classic in its original, first edition form: A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. This original hardback cover […]