Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

My favorite covers of the year

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Anis Shivani of The Huffington Post recently published his second list (here’s the first) of the year’s best book covers. Oddly enough, he omits the cover for Brock Clarke’s Exley, which I think is one of the ten best covers I’ve ever seen. (I can’t seem to find the name of the designer—can anybody help me out? Update: It looks like it’s April Leidig-Higgins, although I haven’t verified this completely. Second update: It’s actually Jamie Keenan, who is also responsible for some of the best book covers of recent years.)

My second favorite for the year is probably Chip Kidd’s cover for The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks:

Third prize goes to Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows, designer unknown, at least to me, after two minutes of searching online. (Which, I suppose, only proves Carr’s point.)

I’ll probably post more covers as they occur to me over the next few weeks. Nominations welcome in the comments!

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  1. I believe the designer for Exley is April Leidig-Higgins.


    December 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm

  2. Thanks! I’ll update the post.


    December 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm

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