Sunday, March 10, 2013

If These Books Were Judged By Their Covers : Because Everything Is Better With Helvetica










If you ever find yourself Tumbling, Pinning or just surfing the web you are probably familiar with these inspirational quote pictures:





Note the whimsical backgrounds and domineering Helvetica/San Serif font. I can't help but to notice that this image style seems to be making its way onto YA covers. Maybe this is the new Pretty Girl In Dress ?






Do you like this new trend ? Let me know your thoughts below.

14 comments :

  1. I honestly wouldn't mind this trend in covers! so much better than the girls in pretty dresses!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  2. I think like any trend, some make the cut, and some don't. Some people figure out how to do trends better than others. Some of those covers I like, some not so much.

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  3. I really like the sans serif fonts, but I dk t rwally
    Like the first five covers. I only like the cover for Uses for Boys. I dont want there to be so many colors and all. Just plain and simple would be perfect for me. :)

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  4. This is a pretty interesting idea, and I do think it may be a new trend. Some of them work for me and some of them don't.

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  5. I can see this. Then You Were Gone isn't my favorite. It's a little hard to read on the screen.

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  6. I LOVE this trend and it is thousand times better than the pretty girl in dress trend which has been overused and just gone meh.

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  7. YES, I've been totally noticing this! And I happen to like it. Well, I like it more than the hipster edits, where it's a vintage photo and a random quote. I also like it more than the girl in dress trend.

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  8. Like Sophia, I think I'm liking this 'new cover age'! At least, much better than the pretty girls in dresses one. I think the simplicity of these fonts look really good on some covers, compared to other fancier fonts. But I hope that this doesn't become too overused, as trends usually are.

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  9. I think it works better for some novels than for others - the Not a Drop to Drink cover seems about as creepy as its description...

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  10. I can't say that I'd noticed it before, but now that you pointed out I think I like this trend :)
    For me it looks like the bigger this font is the better it looks. So, Uses for Boys is my least favorite, and Invisibility is the one I like best.

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  11. Wow, very interesting!!! I guess I hadn't noticed before. I actually kind of like it because I've been enjoying those covers... but I'm also glad to see a decline in the "girls in pretty dresses" trend! :)

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  12. I've actually noticed the same thing, walking into Barnes and Noble last week, but didn't really know what it was called. I don't really mind covers like this, as long as they have something to do with the story. The point of a cover is to have it catch someone's eye, and pick up the book to see what its about; these covers do that job!


    Lisa
    @turningpages94.blogspot.com

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