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Judging a cover by its book.

I stopped by my favorite local bookstore, the Depot, and thought I would quiz my own sense of design on the spot by picking the covers that I felt were exemplary. Within a few minutes, I identified several covers that immediately attracted my attention. I have created a list of criteria that may serve to explain why I these covers rise above the crowd. My thanks to the Depot for letting me mess up their tidy shelves.

1. simple

2. short title

3. central figure/image

4. use of scale between type & illustration

5. graphic intrigue/ conceptual

6. bold use of color

7. cute

8. long distance read

Hedgehog in the Fog  1, 3, 7

Chloe 1, 2, 7, 8

Olivia 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

A Zeal of Zebras  1, 5, 6

Shoot for the Moon  1, 3, 6, 7, 8

In My Nest 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Bee & Bird 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

That’s How! 2, 5, 6, 7

Yumi 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

Odd Dog 1, 2, 4, 6, 7

Clink 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

 

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