Coolest Book Covers of 2008

benjaminbuttonIn some instances you can judge a book by its cover. Or at least you can judge how much care and attention to detail went into putting a book together. Book cover art is a form that is often overlooked and little about the artists behind them are unknown. But like anything it too deserves to be celebrated.

Readerville Journal is a place that has been compiling and celebrating the art and artists of book cover design since 2000; here’s this year’s installment.

Did your favorite book make the list? I haven?t actually read any of the books on the list, but I?m really partial to the Penguin reissue of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Simple and elegant and conveys such depth, though like they say, we could do without the “Now a major motion picture” emblem.

Also? This was a bad year for reading for me. I might have tied my all-time low output for reading. Pathetic. But, I’m now salivating at the thought of getting my hands on the newly redesigned covers for Ian Fleming’s James Bond Series. [via]

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