As a lover of books, design books in particular, this site wasn’t hard to fall in love with. But what caught my eye and what I found worth sharing was the way the site made use of a very literal visual—the bookshelf full of books. What sold me on it was the fact that they didn’t beat the theme to death. Using a literal theme like this in a restrained way is far more effective than going overboard with it.
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