I’m not going to start with the old ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ stuff. This post is all about covers, and only covers. And it’s an appreciation of the beautiful—nothing more, nothing less.
We all have different taste when judging something’s appearance. I love visuals. I love seeing all kinds of shapes, colours, contrasts, and effects.
A friend recently loaned me a book he’d just finished as he thought I would like it. I probably will enjoy reading it as it’s a thriller, but it was the cover the wowed me from the get-go. Some may think it’s nothing special – beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all – but I love it! Here it is…
I am drawn by the image of the man. You can still just make out his features and the details, but the text and images fill his shape, giving a wonderful visual impact. The colours appeal to me as well – the background with the splash of vivid blue across it. The back cover is the reverse, the silhouetted man surrounded by the text and images. The whole combination had me clutching the book to absorb it.
Do you have a particular cover, or picture, you love? I’d love to see it, so feel free to share!
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