First Look at 3D Book Covers for Call of Cthulhu and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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We told you a while ago that Vintage Books would be putting out special editions of science fiction classics with 3D covers — and now here's your first look at some of the cover designs.

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BoingBoing has a great interview with the designer of the series, Suzanne Dean, in which she talks about the process of making covers that look good both with and without the 3-D glasses. You can also see one more of the covers over there. It's well worth checking out.

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Cute gimmick is cute and very gimmicky.

I suppose this re-packaging is for kids, "makes a great gift!" so I'm down with that. The youngsters still say "down with that" in a positive context, right?

Puffin Classics has very attractive covers with introductions by contemporary YA authors and study guides, classy as f*&%. Certain publishers have very affordable trade paperbacks of Bram Stoker Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte that like totally look like the Twilight books complete with taglines like, "Love Never Dies". The eyes, they are rolling.

Anything that attracts new readers to Great Old Books is great but transparent moves like these might repulse a smartass teen like I was (older now, still a smartass).