acres of glorious book covers

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

We all have our 'things', do we not? Those little things in life that make us sigh and curl up in delight, preferably with a cup of tea and the sound of some kind of chirping through an open window.

That's how I feel about book covers. Yes, the contents are also pretty special, but the covers. Sigh. They are everything, and yes yes--feel free to judge away, for in this world of easy-access, brilliant illustrators and designers from all walks of life and around the world, there is simply no excuse for a book with amateur illustrations, shoddy design and woeful typography.

In a fit of happy, I trawled Pinterest recently for book cover stunners, and although this line-up is long, it's a mere piccolo peep in an orchestral ensemble of beautiful works over the years.

These are books covers that are beautifully crafted, design-wise, clever, and even enchanting, but I'm aware they're covers that particularly enchant me. Yours might be different. Do you have a favourite you want to share?


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