The Best of Cover Design

September 16, 2012

I took a look at the book entitled, “The Best of Cover Design”. The book showcases 350 examples of what the authors believe to be the best designed covers from various different categories. This example, from the “Catalog” section of the book, uses type size and location to its advantage. This cover was designed by Suzanne Boccalatte of the design firm Boccalatte. She did this cover for the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Apparently their catalog for 2010 was entitled, “EDGE OF ELSEWHERE”. Rather than having the words do all the talking, she lets the placement of the words be just as powerful, if not more so, than the words themselves. She allows the shape and placement of the words be the center of attention as she moves the words clear off the “edge” of the cover. She uses a bold type face that is easy and clear to read. “The Best of Cover Design” has many great examples from catalogs, non-fiction, fiction, magazines, company collateral, and even text-based non fiction covers. It is definitely worth checking out.

Cover designed by Suzanne Boccalatte

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