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Beautiful Books - June 2014 edition

Every month, I will be rounding up some of my favourite book cover art from the month's new releases. As a designer during out-of-blog-hours, I love cover reveals and Q&A's with the artists! It's a bit of a dream job of mine to one day become a book cover designer, so I'm considering this good source for inspiration too ;)


Here are my favourites from June 2014.

Smart by Kim Slater has such a great illustrative cover. When you've read the story, it all fits together with an added depth which I really like. I think if this cover was a poster, I'd really want to own it!


This cover for The Visitors by Simon Sylvester is absolutely lush. I love the use of white space and the sea foam green. It's a cover that really makes me want to read the book!


The beauty of this cover for A Song For Issy Bradley by Carys Bray barley needs any explaination. Look at how lovely the textures and colours are. It reminds me of scarves and paper. It's just lovely. I'm also a huge fan of hand drawn fonts and this one is great!


Mr Mercedes by Stephen King arrived with fanfare and the cover did it justice. The red and blue colour scheme is really effective and the largely white background is something a bit different from previous King covers. Me like!


My wildcard this month is The Incomplete Book Of Dragons by Cressida Cowell - The sketchy quality and bold colours plus DRAGON makes this cover amazing. Once again, there's a great use of negative space too. Blue seems to be a string theme for June!

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