Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Who has the best book covers – the UK or the US?

Book2Book Monday 18 Feb 2013

The annual Judging Books By Their Covers competition reveals some surprising differences between jacket designs on each side of the Atlantic



Some examples:

I much prefer the U.K. version here. The woodblock art is sublime, and the red and black are nice and bold.
Both of these make great use of a wild ’70s aesthetic, but I like the subtle menace of the U.K. cover over the day-glo U.S. design.
The U.S. is my winner here with that intriguing and very “meta” book on a book design. The U.K. cover isn’t quite fully realized.

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