FAVORITE BOOK COVERS
Best Book Covers of 2015
One of the first life lessons we ever learn is "don't judge a book by its cover. And if you have been collecting young adult books this year from your favorite independent bookstores, then it's safe to say your bookshelves are looking pretty killer gorgeous right now because publishers and designers are releasing top-notch YA book covers in A great book cover can amplify the text and themes of a book, using color, font, photographs, illustrations, or even completely stark visuals. And in an abundance of YA riches, a cool cover, for better or for worse, can make the difference between pulling a book of a library shelf or not. It's like the cherry on top of an already delicious ice cream sundae; a great book cover only makes things better. No matter your taste or style, the young adult books this year had a book cover that would catch the eye of anyone. But it would be hard to argue with any of these 30 best YA book covers on the list.
These are the most gorgeously designed YA book covers of , as chosen by the entire book design staff here at Epic Reads! This was one of the best years yet for book cover design. We started seeing fewer girls on the cover and more exploration with typography, illustration and graphic elements. The list below contains the books with covers that multiple designers here at Epic Reads nominated as their favorites! Design by Kate J. Engbring Art by Thomas Burden.
Are you looking for book cover design ideas for your upcoming self-published book? This article also includes short comments on why they work. Love the original and detailed illustrations. Great colors, great background and simple text that uses 2 fonts and colors some contrast that matches well between fonts. Absolutely brilliant.
Back in , there were signs that book cover design was maybe, just maybe, having a moment. Suzanne Dean was on the BBC. Peter Mendelsund was on… well, everything.
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Books, Design and Culture
Welcome to the e-Book Cover Design Awards. This edition is for submissions during September, You can check out some of his recent work at Writely Designed and feel free to chat with him on Twitter. 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.
But sometimes it can be fun to break the rules. Here are our picks for the 10 best book cover designs of This is a shame, because the cover design certainly grabs the attention from the get-go. Sort of check. This fascinating short story collection opens with a story about a man bringing a waist-high, supposedly extinct Bread Island Dwarf Mammoth home to his mother.