This week’s prompt is: Book Cover Freebie (Favorite Illustrated Covers)
Welcome back to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! This is a linkup with That Artsy Reader Girl
As a graphic designer I am in awe of what other artists create. I’m using this prompt to highlight ten book covers where the typography is spectacular.
Ten Book Covers with
There are some really nice illustrated book covers out there right now. There seems to be a trend using lots of calligraphy and handwritten fonts. I really like those – they have some great personality and aren’t so rigid. But it’s not where I ended up going with this post.
This week’s prompt had me stymied for the day, trying to figure out what I should do. Covers by color? Art style? By design trend? I decided against all of those and went for something close to my graphic designer’s heart: typography.
Spectacular typography is so much more than just choosing the right font to go with your design. Yes, that is certainly part of it, but I wanted to highlight some awesome graphic design skills on book covers as well, so I ferreted out ten books that have stellar type work on them. I’m a pretty skilled designer myself, but I’m not sure I could even pull off some of these. (I’m looking at just the type, not necessarily the whole cover.) I know the typography on display here has been created by some very skilled artists. (I have not read any of these.) Here they are:
I know this is a drop in the bucket of amazing book covers with stunning typography. Which one of these do you like best?