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Tag: Book Design

Top 30 Book Covers of 2016

by Brooke
Fiction + Food & Drink + Kids + Politics + YA Fiction / December 20, 2016


Take a look at some of our favourite cover designs from the last year!


Virgin and Other Stories
by April Ayers Lawson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Hurt People
by Cote Smith
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


The Beautiful Bureaucrat
by Helen Phillps


Cannibals in Love
by Mike Roberts
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Ramshackle Ode
by Keith Leonard
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


The Imperial Wife
by Irina Reyn
St. Martin's Press


The Good Lieutenant
by Whitney Terrell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


All the Birds in the Sky
by Charlie Jane Anders


Vinegar Socks
by Karin Berndl and Nici Hofer
Hardie Grant


The Other Me
by Saskia Sarginson
Flatiron Books


The Guineveres
by Sarah Domet
Flatiron Books


Future Sex
by Emily Witt
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


American Philosophy
by John Kaag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


We Gon' Be Alright
by Jeff Chang


If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo
Flatiron Books


Change Your Mind
by Rod Judkins
Hardie Grant


Green Kitchen Smoothies
by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl
Hardie Grant


by Annie Morris and Johnny Shimmin
Hardie Grant


Children of the New World
by Alexander Weinstein


The 100 Year Miracle
by Ashley Ream
Flatiron Books


The Lonely City
by Olivia Laing


Mr. Splitfoot
by Samantha Hunt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet
by H.P. Wood


Crooked Kingdom
by Leigh Bardugo
Henry Holt & Co


The Night Parade
by Kathryn Tanquary


The Moravian Night
by Peter Handke
Krishna Winston


Cabo de Gata
by Eugen Ruge


The Lost Time Accidents
by John Wray
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


With Malice
by Eileen Cook
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


A Wife of Noble Character
by Yvonne Georgina Puig
Henry Holt & Co


Our Top 30 Book Covers of 2015

by Brooke
Fiction + Food & Drink + History + Kids / December 10, 2015


Take a look at some of our favourite cover designs from the last year!


The Girl With the Nine Wigs
by Sophie van der Stap
St. Martin's Press

The Man Who Couldn't Stop
by David Adam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


A Manual for Cleaning Women
by Lucia Berlin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


All That Followed
by Gabriel Urza
Henry Holt & Co


The Sellout
by Paul Beatty
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Withces of America
by Alex Mar
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


by Michael W. Clune
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


by Nikolaus Wachsmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Home Is Burning
by Dan Marshall
Flatiron Books


Jesus' Son
by Denis Johnson


Art and Fashion
by E.P. Cutler and Julien Tomasello
Chronicle Books


by H. S. Cross
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Cancer Ward
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


The Way Things Were
by Aatish Taseer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Find Me
by Laura van den Berg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
by Sharma Shields
Henry Holt & Co


by Catherynne M. Valente


A Poet of the Invisible World
by Michael Golding


Love Fortunes and Other Disasters
by Kimberly Karalius
Feiwel and Friends


A Darker Shade of Magic
by V. E. Schwab


Furiously Happy
by Jenny Lawson
Flatiron Books


The Big Green Tent
by Polly Gannon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


The Unfortunates
by Sophie McManus
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


One Thing Stolen
by Beth Kephart
Chronicle Books


The Big Trip
Lonely Planet


The Wake
by Paul Kingsnorth
Graywolf Press


Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo
Henry Holt & Co


One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
by Paul Muldoon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux


by David W. Miles, illustrated by Natalie Hoopes


Tesla: a Portrait with Masks
Vladimir Pistalo
Graywolf Press


28th Annual Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design

by Dan
Design & Typography + Events + Vancouver / October 19, 2010

Chronicle Books Fall 10 covers

This Thursday (October 21st) is the Vancouver presentation of the The Alcuin Society's annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and we're really proud to say that speaker at this year's ceremony is none other than Chronicle Books' Creative Director Michael Carabetta. Michael will be giving a talk about Chronicle and "Seeing Things Differently".

The award-winning books from this year's design competition will also be available for viewing before (and after) the evening's events. As the event in Vancouver is free and open to the public, be sure to invite your book loving friends to come! 

Chronicle Books Fall 10 Illustrated Covers

2009 Alcuin Award Winners Ceremony, hosted by Emily Carr University
6:45pm, Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Room 301, South Building
MC: Roberto Dosil (CCSP Press, Vancouver)
Speaker: Michael Carabetta (Chronicle Books, San Francisco)

Under the Covers: Reviewing the Covers of 2009

by Dan
Design & Typography + News / January 27, 2010

Tonight is the BPPA's annual review of the best and worst book covers of the year.

Alan Jones, Senior Designer at HarperCollins Canada, was scheduled to have been one of the panellists, but sadly he had to drop out at the last minute. He is being replaced by freelance deisgner and advertising copywriter David A. Gee and umm... me.

Other (eminently qualified) panellists include freelance designer Ingrid Paulson (formerly Art Director at Raincoast Books), Terri Nimmo Senior Designer at Random House Canada, and Steven Beattie Review Editor at The Quill & Quire. This unruly rabble will be moderated by David Ward of McClelland & Stewart.

The event is 6:30-8:30 pm at The Arts and Letters Club in Toronto. It's free for BPPA Members, $20.00 for non-members.

For more information go to the BPPA's event page.

Come heckle.

P+P+Z Best Cover of 2009

by Dan
Fiction + Humour / December 23, 2009

P+P+Z Cover

After several weeks of voting, Amazon customers have chosen the Best Book Cover of 2009: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, cover designed by Doogie Horner!

Congratulations to Doogie and publisher Quirk Books!

See all 60 of Amazon's nominees.