Could software someday design book covers that could be judged—correctly—by human readers? Research in Japan says…it depends.
‘There’s always an element of surprise and unpredictability regarding what draws people to covers,’ says Canongate art director and Rising Star Rafaela Romaya.
Oldcastle Books has given classic literature a pulp fiction makeover with retro cover designs and campy blurbs to bring new readers to these classic texts.
CompletelyNovel’s ‘Lord of the Book Covers’ competition revealed many indie authors are using the same professional designers as traditional houses.
Picador designer Justine Anweiler wrote about how she went about creating the cover for the UK edition of Lucia Berlin’s novel, A Manual for Cleaning Women.
We Love Books! is an exhibit within the second edition of the inspiring Graphic Arts Festival taking place in Paris until March 4th.
An article at RBTH looks at how Russian publishers are using that new cover designs to help bring new readers to classic literature.
The hardcover edition of Haruki Murakami’s new short novel, The Strange Library, earned raves for both the text and the design.
“Whatever kind of writing you do, if you write a novel ‘about Africa, chances are you’re going to get the acacia tree treatment. And the orange sky.”
Book designers discuss how digital content and different book formats influence the aesthetics and experience of reading.
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