Let’s revisit a good theme: Top 100 Book Cover Designs from the AIGA. The flash navigation is atrocious and the Stephen Colbert design seems kind of pedestrian (hence the top 99), but otherwise there are some incredible book covers here. (via kottke.org)
This is a double whammy for me as I’m a sucker for well-designed book covers and post-apocalyptic fiction.
Penguin Books and Creativity have partnered to do a cover design contest for Sam Taylor’s forthcoming book, The Island at the End of the World. They solicited 300 cover designs, picked the top 25 and are sharing those online, and will pick the winner on Thursday. The winning design will be used when the book is published in 2009.
Perhaps I’m biased because it came up first, but I think the very first one is the very best one. It has a simple beauty to it. Love it. What do you think? (via kottke.org)