Monday, June 30, 2014

Cover Crazy: The Sixteenth of June

The purpose of Cover Crazy is to feature a cover each week for us to admire its beauty. I really like this idea since there are so many great covers out there! Cover Crazy is a feature that was started by The Book Worms.

I like simplicity in design, but it still has to be interesting enough to catch the eye. And I think the cover for Maya Lang's The Sixteenth of June hits right in the sweet spot of being visually interesting and cleanly simple. The neat, tidy, picturesque brownstone subtly contrasts with a messiness the multicolored, scrawling handwritten title hints at (which is pretty much exactly what the book delivers). The other thing I love about this cover is it sparseness and it's use of negative space. It's essentially a off-white, grayish cover with a tiny picture painted in the corner, but it still manages to command your attention. This is case of the cover reflecting the book, because The Sixteenth of June is a serious, subtle, and beautiful book.

What are your thoughts on this cover?

Read Julie's review of The Sixteenth of June.


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