Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Cover Blog


SIGN: a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent.

INDEX: Something that serves to guide, point out, or otherwise facilitate reference.

SYMBOL: Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible.

What makes a successful bookjacket?

A successful bookjacket is one that will engage the reader and will make someone want to pick up the book to read it. It must have a clear hierarchy and is interesting.

While researching bookjackets, I found many that are well designed. Here are 3 examples of bookjackets I think are designed well.

This bookjacket is well designed because it has a limited color palette. It is clear what the title is and the simple imagery is a nice addition.

I responded to the energy and style of this cover. I like the color palette and the font found on the cover.

I enjoy the negative space and the bold colors used on this cover. It is successful because the angled type and shapes highlight the important text.

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