Judging Books by Their Covers

From Book Design Review, a list of favorite book covers for 2008. I own only one, Michael Chabon’s Maps and Legends.
Maps and Legends
A two dimensional picture doesn’t do the layered cover justice. Boing Boing shows details of the impressive, three-part cover.

I think my favorite, though, is The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. There’s a ballot at the end of the entry. Link from Blog of a Bookslut.

One Response to “Judging Books by Their Covers”

  1. Steph Says:

    I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite (I would pick a lot of those books on the basis of their covers), and instead find it easier to single out the two covers that I didn’t like. Stuffed and Starved, and Something to Tell You both elicit negative reactions from me.