To begin, let us explain the idea behind Cover Love. We all know it, though we might not all admit it– we tend to judge a book by its cover. When the content on the inside is just as good as on the outside, well, that’s just an added bonus. Right? All jokes aside though, the cover of a book is actually extremely important in a reader’s decision to buy. The book cover has many purposes– to catch the eye of the reader, to portray the content within the book and to just… look… nice, gosh darn-it! Basically, the cover matters (as much as we readers like to say otherwise).
So, the point of Cover Love is to stop giving cover design such a bad rep! Just as there is art in the form of words on the inside of a book, there is art in the form of cover design on the outside of a book. Thus, Cover Love was created to appreciate the hard work and effort that goes into cover design. We here at Twin Reads will post one cover a week and tell you about why we like it. Let’s give those cover designers some love!
The first cover we love is…
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Isn’t it beautiful!? We certainly think so. The designer of this beautiful piece of cover art is Lucy Ruth Cummins! We love how the title is written in a font that looks like real handwriting– as if the main character, Lara Jean, was lazily writing the title across the page herself. The calming white and cream tones of the photograph also help to make the bright pink color of the author’s name pop. Overall, the design elements– photograph, font, and color–add up to create an eye-catching, soothing, inviting and beautiful cover!
This super cute book’s atmosphere and theme– centering on high school, the ups and downs of young love, and speaking up about your feelings– are perfectly represented in this cover design. Give this author, and this cover designer, some love and appreciation by buying and reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! We adore this story, and its cover, and we think you will too. (And who wouldn’t want this work of art sitting on their shelf?)
What do you think of this cover? Does it make you want to lounge in your bed, the sun streaming dreamily in through your window, and write to all of your past loves? (It does for us!) Let us know your thoughts in the comments!