Cover Art


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 vintage cover art are like vintage cars-there’s just something that can’t be replicated today. 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 on cover style? What elements of cover art pull you in?


8 thoughts on “Cover Art

  1. Ademar Júnior says:

    I loooove older sci-fi and fantasy covers too. Most of them are pretty awesome. I love the older Philip K. Dick’s books covers around the world. I also like minimalist covers, but when there are vintage illustrations is so much better.
    Ademar Júnior

    • Yes, I love illustrated covers. I feel like most of my modern books have photographic or simple text covers. I love that the older books feel like paintings almost.

      • Ademar Júnior says:

        Yes, I agree. Usually I don’t like photographic covers or movie’s poster as covers. Here in Brazil we have some amazing publishers its always do an amazing job with sci-fi/fantasy/horror covers and the editions at all. 💚💚💚

      • I love to see different book covers from around the world. I mostly find UK covers and I have to say, I think many covers have better art in other countries, than we do in America.

      • Ademar Júnior says:

        Did you see that cover of the brazilian edition of Jaws by Peter Benchley on my Instagram (@cooltural)? I love our covers for Star Wars novels. I finished to read Jurassic Park today, I really enjoyed that, and the cover and edition are so much amazing. 💚

      • I see jaws I believe, because you had another book with a guys face right? Lol. I also like your edition of Jurassic. It’s simple and nice.

  2. Ademar Júnior says:

    Yes, I do. I really really loved Jurassic Park. I wanna see the movies again and the new one for the first time. 💚

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