Wednesday, December 12, 2012

book covers - amazon's top 10

For your consideration: the book covers for's
top 10 science fiction & fantasy books of 2012, based on sales. 
Looking at these through the lens of the recent book cover 
design post, they play to many of the "good design" theories
mentioned such as combination theory, maximization, ju jitsu
theory, though most use encapsulation theory, where the image
and typeface are unified and easy to understand at a glance.
Would you buy any of these based solely on the cover?

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Shadow of Night by Deborah E. Harkness

Redshirts by John Scalzi

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett

Year Zero by Robert H. Reid

The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson +

Railsea by China Meiville
Seed by Ania Ahlborn

The Weird by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer

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