Typography-free Book Covers


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When grouped together, this trend of omitting the title and author from book covers and deferring to pictorial language for maximum impact seems more trivial than it really is. Several of them are fairly powerful designs though. What’s more, they can be thought of as a kind of response to the text-everywhere environment of digital media: there’s no competing with the Internet for the sheer abundance of words, so marketing the idea behind a book as being so powerful and engrossing that it needs no words is a fairly shrewd strategy. From The Book Design Review, which in case you’re not already reading it, is a very entertaining blog about packaging books.