Inspiration: Book Covers

Unsatisfied with my design education (though keep in mind I’ve only been in school for 10 weeks out of 52), I spent my weekend watching videos, reading books, and researching graphic design, in particular, typography and book covers. 

When a lowercase g is prettier than you.

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In class we’re working on html and we all created our own websites (yes, another) and one of my webpages is titled “Inspiration” where I put some of my favourite book covers up. I thought it was a pretty good idea, so I’m going to do it here.

Here are some of my recent favourite book covers (hover over each one to read more):

Covers are important pieces of art meant to entice readers and hint at the story within the book. When effective, they will be the reason why someone picks up a book in a bookstore and takes a closer look. Maybe the potential reader will even decide to buy the book based on the cover, like I did for A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry this weekend.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

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