Cover Love: My Favourite Typography on Book Covers

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While I know for a fact that I am a huge lover of book covers, there is also the slight possibility that I also love a nice bit of typography on a book cover. It’s so easy for a designer to use a generic font on a book, like Georgia or Times New Roman, but when they step out of the box and really design a font to match the feel of the book, they win major props from me.

I shouldn’t have to tell anyone this, but designing a book cover is so much more than just getting the right picture and slapping the title on the cover. The font can say so much about a book and really give the reader some taste of what will be inside before they even crack it open.

Here are just a few of my favourite covers, with super unique typography:

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Which one of these covers do you like best? Do you have a specific cover you love solely for the design of the title?  Continue reading


BOOK REVIEW: The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

Date(s) read: June 13, 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary

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Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

My Thoughts
After seeing so many amazing reviews of this book, I knew I had to read it. Also — it’s JOHN GREEN. I love him and everything he does, so I was super excited to read this one.

Oh John Green, why do you do this to me? From the instant I read Looking For Alaska, I knew I found an author I would love. Since then, I’ve now read everything John’s released and I’ve loved IT ALL.  Continue reading

COVER LOVE: Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan

Today’s cover …
Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan

Cover version: Hardcover
Language: English
Release Date: April 6, 2010
PublisherDutton Juvenile

Will Grayson, Will Grayson was one of those books that I was so happy to have listened to on audiobook, rather than reading in physical book format. It was pretty amazing. But when I look at the cover for the book, I don’t think it says very much about what’s inside of the book; sure, the lights are very pretty and I love the colours that are shown — the beautiful purples and pinks clustered together, leading up to the teal colours and the big burst of orange. In truth, it really is a beautiful cover! I love how the title is right there in the forefront, all big and overlapping, but when you get right down to it, it just doesn’t give the reader any inkling as to what the book is about. Continue reading