If you've seen any of my #coverho posts, you'll already know that I am a SUCKER for fantastic illustration and unique typography. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay falls into both of those categories just beautifully.
John Saturnall's Feast, by Lawrence Norfolk, has a gorgeous richness to it. Between the colors, the illustration and the fabulous type, I'm sure this one is no big surprise.
A Tale of the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki, was designed by my very favorite book illustrator! If you're not familiar, take a gander at Jim Tierney's website for this book and other designs.
Cinnamon and Gunpowder, by Eli Brown, is one of those covers that readers either love or hate. I dig it for the rich color, awesome type, and the characters on the front are almost clip-arty and so campy, but in such a fun way.
How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky, by Lydia Netzer, is a color feast! I want to wear this book. That might only make sense to me, but between the rich and varied hues, and the great pattern, this is love.
Rat Queens: Sass and Sorcery (volume 1) is crazy. The cover is nicely representative of what you'll find between the pages. Crass hijinks, and a bunch of wild women right in the middle of the fighting. If you haven't tried this series, you simply must!
Tales from Outer Suburbia, by Shaun Tan, is a visual treat. Each of the short stories in this collection is illustrated, and the cover is just a hint at the wonder and weirdness of it all.
All the Birds, Singing, by Evie Wyld, looks damn scary, but it also has a wonderfully rich, vintage look that I can't resist. I want to dive in, but I'd prefer to sidestep that wolf.
The Enchanted, by Rene Denfeld, is one of the simpler covers in this list, but I love the contrast between the black and gold, and the simplicity of this one makes it iconic.
Last, but not least, it's worth clicking on The Color Master: Stories, by Aimee Bender, to check out some of the finer detail. Up close the words are made from criss-crossed thread. So, so beautiful!
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