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Fiction is the most rewarding field for book jacket design and the cover can tip the balance and draw in much wanted interest. The cover can be dramatic, it can evoke atmosphere, but it should not be misleading. Of the work of the artist B. Biro, Charles Rosner states: '[he] couples an editorial brain with a graphic projection of the real essence of the book. From the point of view of visual expression, his jackets are clearly understandable to the wider public without sacrificing artistic taste.'

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