book covers

Knopf Book Designer Hates the Classic 'Great Gatsby' Cover
In an interview, Peter Mendulsund explains why some covers work and others fail
August 04, 2014

He explains why some covers succeed and others fail. 

Chip Kidd Thinks Lena Dunham's Book Cover Could Use an Upgrade
But she's not alone in reviving 70s-style fonts
July 02, 2014

But the revival of '70s-style fonts is going strong.

Splendor in the Grass
The washed-out farmland look is popular this season
June 24, 2014

Cornfields are popular this season.

The Most Bizarrely Sexual 'Lolita' Book Covers
April 22, 2014

The oversexed, hyper-titillating cover art that's slapped on Lolita is incredibly bizarre—and discomfiting.

I've Never Wanted to Read Jane Austen Fan Fiction, Until Now
October 10, 2013

I'm fairly honest about my Jane Austen snobbery. Nothing but the real, bona fide Miss Austen will do. Don't offer me Return to Pemberley, or Mr.