Aniko Kolesnikova has a pretty unusual interest. She spends her time crafting shockingly cool book covers.
Working under the name Mandarin Duck, Latvia-based Kolesnikova creates book and journal covers that are nothing short of magical. Here are some more of her amazing creations:
Skull and roses
Book binding has actually been around since the 5th century. Binding typically uses materials such as wood, leather, and cloth. Occasionally human skin is used in a process called anthropodermic bibliopegy.
But if binding with skin isn’t your thing, perhaps Kolesnikova‘s timelapse video tutorial on cover design will be (FYI, it’s amazing):