Since I posted about the best magazine covers of the year, why not have a look at book covers too? When I first saw this selection of “the best book covers of 2007” (via BoingBoing) I thought it remarkable how the judges had chosen a group of covers that all reflect a similar aesthetic. Then are realized that these are not judged but rather Joseph Sullivan’s personal choices of the best covers of the year. Sullivan runs a blog called the book design review. His preferred covers tend to be typographic and conceptual with a somewhat retro flavor. He shows no interest at all in pictorial covers (standard in museum book publishing, my main gig these days). Of his choices this is my favorite:

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