Thursday, October 07, 2010

Fake French Book Covers

Freelance Internet consultant Omer Pesquer came up with a neat online generator that allows you to generate fake cover art for a French novel using Flickr images; the site is likewise in French but just enter your name (or whatever you want as the author byline) in the box and hit go.

Here are some that I generated (and please be aware these are fake book covers, and do not represent any real novels of mine):



Trying to translate the titles made me realize how rusty my French is getting, but the images the generator produces are pretty neat. Aside from it being fun (as well as highly addictive) to see what pops up, a couple of the covers were so cool they actually gave me some new story ideas.

Added: I completely forgot to post a link back to The Generator Blog, which is where I swiped the link. Sorry, Gerard.


  1. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Neat! I can't wait to go play. I have a story that is set in France. I have the idea of an English cover, but I can't wait to see what this generates!

  2. Well there went 20 minutes of my morning. You are so right on the addictive part--I couldn't stop, and had to see one more, then another, and okay, just a couple more...
    Very cool.

  3. It's amazing how a single photo or shot can lead to endles possibilities of stories. :)

    Really neat covers! Thanks for the generator, I'll be sure to try this out.