With the launch of a new challenge I thought it might be helpful to look around for some inspiration and as it turns out book covers have a lot to offer.
It feels like Over-caffeinated could have inspired this one!
The site’s authors point out the subtleness of the title treatment.
Using font to actually mimic what the text is describing.
We’ve seen silhouettes for a long time in card designs… this book does a great job of using them en masse.
The all-type book designs with a twist might be especially inspiring to our card designers. Here the author’s dead husband, about whom much of the book is about, is spelled out in the blue type.
With summer closer than you may realize, I’d love to see more shell motifs!
Check out these cute animal illustrations:
Browsing the site, I also came across links to a few other covet-worthy books, including this one, Russian Textiles: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia, that could be a great source for pattern ideas.
And this one about typeface, A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, vol. 1:
Reading the Past shows how art has been re-used on various book covers.
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