In no particular order, here are my favorite book covers of 2009. (And here are the 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005 lists.) Titles are linked to the original post, if one exists, and there's a poll.
A big thank you to The Book Table, RiverRun Bookstore, and WORD for their lists.
And thank you, readers, for a great '09.
The Great Perhaps, design by Jamie Keenan:
The Double Life is Twice as Good, design by Rex Bonomelli:
Cheers! A History of Beer in Canada, design by David Gee:
Tiepolo Pink, design by Peter Mendelsund:
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime, illustration by Jaya Miceli:
Perforated Heart, design by Jason Heuer (some great photos here):
The Book of Dead Philosophers, design by John Gall:
Experimental Geography, design by Kelly Blair:
Valkyrie, design by Jason Booher (better image here):
K Blows Top, design by Pete Garceau:
Nineteen-Eighty Four, UK edition, design by Gray318 (full wrap, etc. here):
Impossible Motherhood, design by Carin Goldberg:
How to Be Inappropriate, design by Alvaro Villanueva:
Columbine, design by Henry Sene Yee:
Chronic City, UK edition, design by Miriam Rosenbloom:
Tuesday, December 22, 2009