I’m back from my recent bookcation, which I’ll talk more about soon, and I still have books on the brain (wait, don’t I always?) I bought a lot of books last week and was tempted by many more, especially the vintage ones.
I’ve said before (and it won’t be the last time) that I love older sci-fi and fantasy covers. There’s just something magical about the fantastic scenes and powerful men and women, or the freaky, unexplainable images.
Maybe the appeal of vintage cover art is similar to that of vintage cars: there are some elements that aren’t replicated these days. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy modern covers, because I do. I just think that vintage books have a certain appeal and I always find myself pulled to them when at used bookstores.
Do you have a preference for cover style? What elements of cover art pull you in?