Book cover theories

Further to my previous post, this is an interesting article from the Guardian (I’m giving them a bit too much publicity lately aren’t I) called ‘Scent of a kitten: the 20 irrefutable theories of book cover design’. It focuses much more on fiction titles, although there are some similar themes to those I mentioned below.

And a lot of design ‘theories’ I knew nothing of before, including ‘turd theory’. Well I never! I think I could probably use that theory title in a different way mind you. Also, no.19 entitled ‘maximisation’, I personally call that the ‘in your face’ theory.

An interesting read anyway.


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