The Book Design Review’s annual Covers list is up. I looked more at the covers than at the design notes, but where’s the Chip Kidd entry?
My two cents: I found fewer covers to like in the list this year, but some are striking; the Man in the Dark cover is good, and I voted for Sharp Teeth. The cover for Violence is great. A bunch of them are eyesores, though, with dizzying patterns and color choices. For some reason, Obsession is leading in the polls. I don’t see it, but head over and decide for yourself.
I’ll do up a post on my personal favorites once I’m home and have them in front of me. And after I clean up the fluorescent bulb shattered across the basement floor, dislodged by rigorous five-year-old dancing to “Jingle Bell Rock.” (Should’ve stuck with the Guaraldi.)