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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Best of the Year (So Far)

Hello.

I won't be updating the site this coming Sunday, November 13. And when I noticed that I've made over 175 posts to this blog since it started in January 2005, I thought it would be fun to pick 10% or so of what I think are the best designs of the year. Here's a start, in no particular order. More to come.

Which ones are *your* favorites?

PS: I stand by my selection of Johnny Mad Dog :-)











14 comments:

Bob said...

All very nice. I especially like the Urrea cover. Btw, whatever happened to the Inner Ape cover re-design thing you threw a while back? Did I miss something?

chuck said...

The George Saunders book takes it for me. Everything about it is super crazy and unexpected to be on a book cover. Then again, I'm a sucker for anything sci-fi.

Joseph said...

Bob:

I was away on business and am leaving for a honeymoon in two days, but plan on posting the redesigns I received (including one, maybe two from me) this coming Friday.

Benny said...

Of this group, my favorites are K and Kvetch. Obviously similar.

--b

Joseph said...

I love "K" as well. When I first posted it I wrote: "I love this. Simplicity always wins. For those who think this looks like someone's art school project, I say "pfffffftt." Still feel that way :-)

Susan Henderson said...

The Kvetch cover's my favorite because you can't take your eyes off it and there's an unforced sense of humor about it.

grandma blue said...

My favorite is The Hummingbird's Daughter.

kitty said...

The best one there is BORN TO KVETCH. No tricks, no gimmicks, just hysterical perfect.

chandan crasta said...

Sean Wilsey's Oh the glory of it all, is my choice. Since i have seen the jacket and it goes with the content of the book. And there is a black jacket version as well. Lovely, and this being a Penguin book has nothing to do with it...

-crasta

Je Suis said...

The Saunders and the Maslowska (much as I loathed the book and characters themselves). Surprised you didn't include Robot Uprising.

Anonymous said...

i don't see how some of the bookcovers actually got into the best bookcovers of the year, because not all of them are really so good...

Anonymous said...

Hello,
This is Sandra from publisherbooks.com. I am writing to inform you that I think the book covers need to be updated for 2008 because I was thinking of having an awards ceremery for they best book covers. I would love it if you could email be back at becky@harrison1954.freeserve.co.uk - this is my working partners email address.

K R A M said...

The "Oh the glory of it all" design is straight up rip of Non Format. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

www.non-format.com
see the archives section..you'll see what I'm talking about. Their work for the wire looks EXACTLY the same.

steroids said...

Sean Wilsey's Oh the glory of it all, is my choice. Since i have seen the jacket and it goes with the content of the book.