Welcome to Funky Cover Friday. To those of you who come around every week, welcome back! It’s wonderful to see you again! To those new visitors, I like to explore the world of book covers on Fridays to see what’s great. What is the face of literature today? I find covers both new and old to share with you and to get your opinion. I want to know what you think! Do you love the covers I post? Or do you want to tell me to stop it already and find something new? I’d love to know what your favourite covers are. What elements of design lead you to a book?
This week I’ve chosen a cover that’s popped up quite a bit in my life lately, and has recently made it’s way to my to-read list. Blind by Rachel DeWoskin is a subtle cover that speaks volumes, proving that you don’t need to pack your design with a lot of clutter in order to make a statement. I haven’t read this book yet, but I’m dying too. I love that the word “blind” is barely even there. It’s simply an outline, perceptible only by the thin white lines around it. The braille above draws attention visually, being the only image on the cover. I would hope too that the braille would be embossed/debossed so that it could actually be read, making this cover all the more interesting.
Blind / Rachel DeWoskin / Viking Juvenile / 9780670785223 / August 2013