The 8 Best Book Covers of December
A Last-Ditch Attempt to Brighten Your Bookshelves
Another month of books, another month of book covers. In fact, it’s been a whole year. But before we all say goodbye and good riddance to 2021, here are some of the best book covers from its final month—playful, moody, energetic, and downright beautiful. Just like we all hope 2022 will be.
The colors! The repetition! How glorious; I feel happier every time I look at it.
As June Park put it in our list of the best book covers of the year, the genius in this one lies in the seamless integration—and character!—of the text and painting.
I mean, you gotta love it. (Also, please click to appreciate the full image.)
As whimsical and intriguing as the book itself—and that crossed-out “A novel” is the perfect finishing touch.
Another cover that made our list of the best book covers of the year—this might be the most elegant Rorschach test I’ve ever seen.
I love this as 70s psychedelic line art; I’d hang it on my wall—and the three-sided framing with the text sets it off perfectly. (Also, it took me a long time to see the baby.)
Sumptuous, threatening, and gorgeous—I love how Saltzman juxtaposes these two pieces of art; it’s so seamless that you don’t even notice at first, but when you do, it’s the perfect jolt.
As you may know if you read this space frequently, I love a good obscured face. This is a particularly playful take on the trope—I can’t tell whether it’s funnier to imagine the “creative types” thinking of themselves as paint blobs, or paint blobbing their friends and rivals. Either way.