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What Fantasy Book Covers Look Like Today

Classic fantasy book covers are instantly recognizable. A sweeping painting of a landscape that features one or two of the main characters, overlaid by an outlined, garishly colored title, is what readers traditionally expect from fantasy book covers. But popular taste and design capabilities have changed over the decades. If you look through lists of […]

Judging a book at first sight

Judging a book at first sight Book design has a lot to do with appearance; have you ever “judged a book by its cover?” As much as I’d like to say I read the content of a book first, I would be lying. I’m one of the many people that pick a book based on […]

Judging a Book by its Cover

When a person first sees an eye-catching book cover on a bookshelf in a store or a library, the cover gives the potential reader an impression. Whether the cover is for a Biology 103 textbook, a popular new thriller novel, or a fashion and beauty magazine for teens, the individual focuses their attention on these […]

What role a designer should play in book designing

Along with the appearance and development of the new media technology, the form of books and people’s reading habits are undergoing tremendous change. These are forcing traditional book publishers to make reform and innovate, book designer is no exception. When you get a book in the first sight, book designer is always your first encounter […]

Does It Grab You?

We all know a book cover has to grab your attention. Unless you have heard about the story, all you have to go on is the cover – so it needs to be good. Here’s one I think works on several levels. For one thing, the one and only picture – the ends of hair […]