Best book covers of 2017

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best book covers of 2017

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Criteria for the best book covers of the year were open to interpretation by contributors to Book Riot. Each contributor could choose up to two covers, ranging from hardcovers to individual comic issues. What emerged was a collage of beautiful, creative, and engaging covers. Tell us about it in the comments! As best as possible, cover designers and artists have been credited. The elegant draping of the stone dress, the stormy blue palette, and the metallic copper flecks that concentrate in a flurry of color on the spine are absolutely gorgeous.
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Best Book Covers of 2017

Mystery and thriller book covers are usually very monotonous and this is not the fault of the designer: It just comes with the territory. In many other covers, this is supplemented with the illustration of a shadowy man: If the book is a thriller, the outline of this man usually depicts a physically fit person, who is standing on top of a hill or a tall building and is looking at a city or village in the horizon.

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No one knows the truth about those final weeks. When I saw it, and it never stayed on the shelf for long, I thought two things: I want to be a designer. This books is one of the best books I read this year, but also one booo the prettiest. I remember facing it out in our philosophy section constantly.

Designers are some of our bookish heroes. Righteous by Joe Ide 5. After work, she is busy with freelance projects honing her skills and developing her style which is flat, give a follow to these 23 cover designers on Book. Check out these Instagram accounts that celebrate cover ar.

No question. Thanks for sharing the awesome book cover designs by great designers…. His work is vibrant and bold, rich in color and fascinating in concept and style. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. Fever DreamSamanta Schweblin. Follow all comments.

Always sophisticated. Damsel by Elana K Arnold With blown glass in the shapes of birds and flowers, hearts and dragons. There is a lot going on with this cover: The ocvers of the cover is almost entirely furnished with different illustrations which narrate important elements of the story. This German designer has panache for type-driven design.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland-the infamous Queen of Hearts-she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Khalil was unarmed! That way, I didn't have to wonder if I was wasting money. I wouldn't pick up any of these books either, lol.


I asked 20 of my favorite designers to share their picks for the best book covers of the year. These covers, too, sparked that same nostalgic response in me: I want to stare at them forever. And the spine is great. Mostly just unattractive and off putting!

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, I have an ebook series that has twelve besh in all, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts? Another thought. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan.

Kimberly Glyder :. Tell us about it in the comments. Blockhead, nitwit, forgotten girls and the front cover reflects this we. Sadie tells the heartbreaking story of lost.

The novel is active even before page one. As best as possible, cover designers coveers artists have been credited. I loved reading this book so much, and the cover designed by the author has a clever reveal when you remove the jacket. Read More.

Master book designers explain why these are some of the best covers of all time. H ave you ever bought a book for its cover? Maybe not. If you ask book designers to explain what makes for a great cover, however, they can tell you about how the various design elements—the typeface, the color scheme, and the composition—come together to create a visual metaphor for the text. In describing their choices, most of them showed a keen appreciation for simplicity—one gobsmackingly clever idea executed with awe-inspiring skill. There is an obvious tension between the illustrated forms, the colors as ideals, and after staring at it for some time, the blonde wig becomes insidious, suddenly prehensile atop the anonymous head. As with the simplest designs, meanings grow and evolve, often beyond the original intent.


It manages to convey beauty, yet the design looks effortless, and noise all within the confines of a one-dimensional space, Mann has since designed covers for many authors. Offered a position as a book cover designer at Simon and Schuster. I have had books I skipped over because the covers were horrible. The composi.

And I love how young and effortless it feels. Ebst, these book covers are really artistic. Of the covers featured, most of them are repetitive and either too busy or too plain. Jacob's clients have included Jerry Seinfeld, Disney and Nintendo.

Like your guys' taste. But perhaps more importantly, framing this piece of actual art would remind us every day to live it as if it were our last. Maybe not! Cute animals in a circular nature vortex.

Kimberly Glyder :. Yes to both questions. InI was lucky enough to visit an exhibition celebrating the xovers of Dick Bruna at the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam. A beautifully balanced and finely crafted cover from a Louise Fili graduate.


  1. Alwihumblock says:

    The novel is active even before page one. It is gorgeous and strange. There are few reasons Hard Case Crime has become popular during the the last decade. The Ghosts of Galway by Ken Bruen.✌

  2. Leni G. says:

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  3. Brenda B. says:

    The cover is like the fairytale in the novel, with two circular paths running through the city and through the woods, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands. In addition to title placement. The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king. She starts with a story about quail hunting with her father as a child and ends with a moment where she felt like a bird about to be shot.

  4. Langley D. says:

    A great way to start is to remember and be inspired by 10 fantastic book covers, designers and cover artists of Book cover designs are art on a book. As you hold the book in your hand and even before you read the blurb, the cover design will transport you to the inside. With their design skills, they are able to translate the entirety of the book into a single visual element — your first impression of a book. 🤽‍♂️

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