Top 5 Sites for Book Cover Design

Here is a compilation of my top 5 favorite sites for book cover design, in order to help you with project #1 for CDI class.  Remember, when you design, a huge chunk of your time spent on the project is research.  Be sure to really get into the research nitty-gritty with this project…look at books, look at covers, look at different publishers.  Really “SEE” how they are constructed and layer out!  The more you see, the better it will be!  (accidental rhyme!)

 

In no particular order:

 

Beginner’s Guide to Book Cover Design by Hongkiat

David Airey:  Designing Book Covers

How to Design a Great Book Cover by Scott Berkun

The New Yorker:  The Decline and Fall of the Book Cover

The New Yorker:  Book Covers: Before and After

 

 

 

And a wee bit more inspiration:  

The New York Times – The Best Book Covers of 2013

The New York Times – The Best Book Covers of 2012

Chip Kidd!!!!

 

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