Posts Tagged ‘creative’

The Best Book Cover Designs of 2011

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 by Shaun Hensher 89 Comments

It’s that time of year again! Time to showcase the best book cover designs of the year. If you missed last year’s list, check it out here: The Best Book Cover Designs of 2010.

Once again, I’ve sorted through thousands of new books to find the gems for you. 2011 has turned out to be a pretty darn good year for book design. The themes of the year seem to be great art, understated typography, the return of white space, and unique materials/binding/packaging.

Enjoy!

At the request of my readers, I’ve tried to include the designer credits where possible. If you know who designed any of the unknowns, please drop me a line with the info.

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The Creative Space

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by Shaun Hensher 14 Comments

Creativity Room

In the last article, The Creative Mind, we discussed the mental aspects of fostering creativity. This week, we pick up where we left off. If you haven’t read that article, I recommend checking it out.

Now that we’ve got ourselves acting like kids and thinking like crazy people, let’s talk about some of the external factors that help foster creative thinking.

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The Best Book Cover Designs of 2010

Posted on: August 7th, 2011 by Shaun Hensher 9 Comments

Ok, I know we’re WELL into 2011, but it’s better late than never right? I mean gimme a break, this here graphic design blog was just started in July, o.k. Mr./Mrs. Fussypants?

Anyway, all in all, last year was actually a pretty average one for book cover design. I went through thousands of designs (quite literally) to find the gems. I can’t actually vouch for the quality of the writing, as the only book in this list I’ve actually read is To Kill a Mockingbird, and it wasn’t even this version (I’m not illiterate, just busy o.k.?). If you have read any of these, let us know in the comments. Good? Not so good? So bad you want to punch yourself in the face for reading it? So good you want to take it home and do disgusting things with it (you pervert)?

So without further ado, here are 20 of the best book cover designs of 2010.

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Sometimes I get bored.

Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Shaun Hensher No Comments

The Gift

The Gift, © 2008 Shaun Hensher

This is an old image, but I like it, so I thought I’d share it. I guess it’s a bit weird, but hey, that’s me. I took the photo (which is actually available here.), but I thought it was missing something, so I painted the little monster in Photoshop.