Top Ten Tuesday | All the Eye Cover Candy For Days! (aka, the Top Ten Tuesday Post with Rissi’s Name Written ALL OVER IT)
did we get here? Are you in awe? Because I sure am. Today’s bookish post is
brought to you by the ladies of Broke and Bookish – and let me tell you,
today’s topic has this girl’s name written all over it.
Theme Freebie: top ten covers that scream
Spring, ten books with ice cream on the cover, ten books with blue covers, etc.
etc. THIS ONE COULD BE REALLY FUN and I can’t wait to see how creative your
lists are! – Broke and Bookish
here for a while know why this is tailored for me. But if you don’t know, I’ll
let you in on the secret. *wink* I love swooning over, talking about and
sharing cover art. This means when I feel so inspired I put together what I
dub, “Cover Candy” posts not only to spotlight some of the new cover reveals I
spy, but also in the hopes some of you will have some thoughts and want an
outlet to share. (You can find evidence of this, simply by searching the “Cover Candy” tag – but first, keep reading here.)
important. At least I think it is. Why is this? Because it’s the first thing
that catches our fancy. It’s the cover art that makes us pause, look closer and
click on the book. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some very talented
cover artists and have my own notions of how a cover begins. Here are some of
design begins with the right tools. To start, there’s a blank canvas of
possibilities. But what comes next? A sketch perhaps? An idea? Popular trends
that saturate our culture? A concept is put in motion no matter how it begins.
Then the book has to be “framed.” It has to find its center: what does it need
to spotlight? What will best portray its story and synopsis without
giving too much away.
maybe some texture at the cover. How about some typeface? Or a silhouette? (A
concept that seems a trend these days.) What else? Pretty much anything a
designer’s imagination can dream up. Really, when it comes to artistry and
artistic possibilities, is not the sky the limit? I’d say, yes!
of my favorite covers, broken into categories. Let’s have a look.
scene has a “soothing” quality that’s lovely. Amazon | Goodreads
Deborah Raney, Melissa Tagg and Courtney Walsh | Need I say more? This color
palette is stunning. I’m inspired! Amazon | Goodreads
feature smiling and swoony couples (because I am in the minority, and I like
models on covers)
Sundin | If you know these characters (who have appeared in books one and two
of this series), you’ll know, this cover is perfect
for their characters. Amazon | Goodreads
| For the market and genre, this book is cuteness overload. Amazon | Goodreads
story through their typefont and by virtue, their titles
Before by Jenny Han | This one could also go in the “colors” category (but the font, in this design, is the dominant force); there’s
something so beautiful, calming and elegant about these covers. Amazon |
Nicola Yoon | A cover that tells a story in and of itself. Amazon | Goodreads
use silhouettes to evoke a sense of whimsy
B. Jones | Whimsical is an understatement. I’ve a feeling this cover is only a
smidgen of the wonderful story hidden underneath it. Amazon | Goodreads
Lodge | CANNOT wait to read Hillary’s next novel, which begins her new series.Amazon | Goodreads
Davidson Politano | This one is a little different than the other “silhouettes”
I’m featuring. It’s actually the “silhouette” of a lady rather than an outline
or “drawn” concept. But I liked it, so there you go. Amazon | Goodreads
YOU think makes a good cover? How do you trend when it comes to a darn good
cover design? How did you spin today’s “your choice” topic? I’d love to get our book nerd on and chat
all things books. Let me know those thoughts below in the comment section.
to leave your links. I’d love to swing by and visit your bookish interwebs