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Covers of the Year

Graphic designers share their thoughts on four of this year’s exceptional book covers

We all Love the Beautiful Girls

Joanne Proulx

Viking Canada

The moment I saw Jennifer Griffiths’s cover design I knew it was going to be a favourite among the design bloggers for 2017. The stacked restraint of the title typography (in one of the more favoured fonts of the past year, Domain Display) is all that’s required to balance against the subdued drama of the cover image. While the theme of the “faceless woman” is not new in book covers, this moves the mark into a more artful realm that informs on the book’s heavier themes of desperation and violence. Obscuring the eyes and cover model’s emotion with a painterly stroke is disturbingly beautiful, and all that is needed to hook the reader.

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