Mar 18, 2017

FLYTIP: Cover Design

WELCOME TO FLYTIP, an original feature hosted here at FLYLēF to share blog design graphics and advices, as well as encourage related discussions. The topic for Saturday, March 18th, is "FLYTIP: Cover Design || What are 5-10 of your favorite book covers?"

To my chagrin, I'm hopelessly affected by cover art. I enjoy them to a fault. Here are my favorites, in no particular order.

FAVORITE COLLECTION
Red Winter Trilogy by Annette Marie

The covers in this trilogy are beautiful. I always feel a draft whenever I look at them.

FAVORITE ILLUSTRATED BOOK
What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator)

Kobi Yamada captures the heart of a child, while Mae Besom's illustrations capture their imagination. It's visually stunning with a heart-expanding plot.

FAVORITE TYPOGRAPHY
The Daemoniac by Kat Ross

I like to work in all-caps occasionally. The ligatures coming off the letters give the title a nice touch.

FAVORITE SIMPLE ELEGANCE
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

I choose this for my simple cover art, but truth be told, there are a lot of things going on in the cover.

FAVORITE FIGURE/GROUND AMBIGUITY
Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Do you see a strapless dress facing left, or a hooded figure facing right?

FAVORITE OVERALL
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

There are so many wonderful design elements in the cover: elegant typography, figure/ground ambiguity, etc. Not to mention, the red edges add a stunning visual appeal that makes Crooked Kingdom a gorgeous addition to any library.

 

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FLYTIP: Open Topic || Discuss anything bloggish or bookish from a creative point of view.

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What are your favorite book covers?