top book cover designs of 2009 top book cover designs of 2009
dec 27, 2009

top book cover designs of 2009

l: ‘chronic city’ uk edition by miriam rosenbloom r: ‘cheers! a history of beer in canada’ by david gee

we bring you another best of the year lists, this time it’s the book design review’s favoutrite book designs of 2009. the list includes some of their picks from the world of book jacket designs. the list includes everything from penguin classics to contemporary non-fiction. the collection has a strong partiality towards minimal design and strong graphic layouts. the list is a good indicator of where book design trends were this past year and perhaps, points to where they are going. while you can simply look at the designs, readers have also voted for their favourites, with the design for ‘columbine’ by henry sene yee as the overall favourite.

l: ‘valkyrie by jason booherr: ‘the great perhaps’ by jamie keenan

l: ‘columbine’ by henry sene yeer: ‘perforated heart’ by jason heuer

l: ‘experimental geography’ by kelly blairr: ‘the penguin book of gaslight crime’illustration by jaya miceli

  • Is “‘cheers! a history of beer in canada’ by david gee” 3D? Should I wear a 3d glass to read it?? 🙂 [url=] pa-12[/url]

    stone says:
  • @stone connect the dots…beer? fuzzy image? hmmm…

    love these covers

    Lucy says:
  • I think it’s blurry to make it appear as if you were drunk or something and having to deal with the cops.

    daniel. says:
  • blurry / fuzzy ?

    go get your 3d glasses …

    treedee says:
  • the beer one is amazing… the columbine one is perfect… trilling shocking, lot of sky and question marks.
    I do nt like the hitler one: a real target should be more efficient.
    where can I find others?

    alan says:
  • what no ‘drunk’ book?

    check it out

    joe blow says:

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