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The Abebooks Weird Book Room lists a collection of titles so farcical you would think they are made up, but they are not. “Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News With Baby Animals”, “Beyond Leaf Raking “, and “Goats: Homeopathic Remedies” are all actual book titles — “finest source of everything that’s bizarre, odd and downright weird in books.”

Your assignment is to design the cover of a book title so weird that it will look like it will fit right in to the Weird Book Room. Be sure to include a little bit of jacket blurb for your blog post where you include your designed book cover. Go weird!

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Far in the future of our world is one completely unrecognizable. The people there are not like us, and all they know of us is

by Thomas Pulsifer

Using Alan’s 4-star prompt, I’ve designed my very own weird book cover. What’s more bizarre than a rat in a helmet getting

This design was fairly easy and flowed very naturally.  Even though the characters don’t have much established lore yet, I found an anchor point

Lauren brought up the Weird Book Room assignment and I thought it really ought to be called Wired Book Room. So here’s my entry:


My dog’s wedding is a detailed book about my dog’s wedding. It is a behind the scenes encounter of everything and every detail that

My contribution to the ds106 Weird Book Room. It seemed like the sort of thing someone named “Paisley” would write. I love book covers. I love
The art of Menuistry : what is really behind those random drawings on a sidewalk menu. This book has all the answers to those deep
It’s design week! And my first design project is (drum roll please)… The Secret Lives of Fry Cooks. This is for the Weird Book Room design
Limited editions of this holistic and cleanly book are available! This is for a brand new ds106 Design Assignment: Weird Book Room: The Abebooks Weird Book Room

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