Judging a Book Cover




The Cover That Judges You challenges the old adage of not judging a book by its cover by judging the reader instead. It is a book cover to be fitted over other books.


As you approach, a camera attached to the book scans your face and emotions.

“Only when you approach it without any judgment, it will unlock.” And the book will open, allowing you to read it.




No judgment, in this case, means a neutral expression (so this means you cannot be too excited to read the book either).

The creator, Thijs Biersteker, from the Dutch creative agency Moore, states that “I often worry about my scepticism and judgment getting in the way of my amazement. Judgment should never hinder enthusiasm of seeing things for the first time.”


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Perhaps this cover would have been useful recently as I read Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett.   This engaging Nigerian novel of a man who wakes up to find himself suddenly White not only has quite a fun and provocative title but the symbol of a rotund buttock on its cover.





Reading in the doctor’s waiting room, I suddenly remembered what was on the cover and gently tucked it under the pages…..


to find out more about the book cover, visit the website at http://thecoverthatjudgesyou.com