Below find two video projects from Henning Lederer, taking vintage textbooks and animating the graphics on their covers. The end results are hypnotic, and probably would have been a detriment to actual study. Still, if one was enrolled in Hogwarts, I assume one would eventually get used to such things.



David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


1 Thought on "Hypnotically Animated Textbook Covers"

Animated gifs are great for amazing animated book covers. Think if you stumbled on one of these during a casual peruse on Amazon. Your finger would race to the buy button. Sadly Amazon and other etailers accept only static JPEG files (and maybe PNG). Such a missed opportunity.

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