e-Book Cover Design Awards, JuneI love books. In recent years, my career has me surrounded with books whether in a library, a book warehouse, a bookstore or my home. And what captures my attention? Book covers. Book covers do that. A well-designed book jacket stops you.
The Best Book Covers of 2014
Welcome to the e-Book Cover Design Awards. This edition is for submissions during June, Cathi is a freelance writer and book cover designer, who previously worked for a major newspaper writing and editing advertising features. Since , she has been designing book covers through her BookCoverExpress. Comments are prefaced CS: to many of the entries, but not all. Remember that the aim of these posts is educational, and by submitting you are inviting comments, commendations, and constructive criticism. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Getting sick of random faces or people on the covers or like half faces or headless figures. Girls with pretty dresses for no reason. Even more gorgeous in person! Simple and love the color scheme! Landline by Rainbow Rowell : Rainbow always gets great covers! I just love this one and the typography is perfect! Love the details!
The art of book cover design is delicate. Some covers whisper subtleties; other designs scream in your face. Much like crafting the perfect typography, learning to design a great book cover takes passion, dedication and the desire to be bold. Here are 19 of our recent book cover favorites that are in stores or on the way. Cover by Joan Wong. Image courtesy of Pantheon. Cover by Rodrigo Corral.
2014 Book Cover List
If you find yourself in a bookstore, Peter Mendelsund can be hard to avoid. He's created ingenious covers for reissues of Dostoyevsky, Kafka, and other literary giants, updating a wide swath of the canon with a striking, graphic look. Cover , a new monograph of Mendelsund's work, showcases the designer's uncanny talent for capturing entire books with succinct, compelling imagery—a talent that has led some to deem him the best book designer of his generation. What makes it even more remarkable is that Mendelsund started his career with zero design experience whatsoever. For the first decade of his adult life, Mendelsund was a classical pianist.