The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

Spanish Book Covers of 2013


One of the enduring shortcomings of my end of year covers list is its failure to represent designers from the non-English-speaking world. Having interviewed Spanish designer Ferran López Creative Director for Editorial Planeta (and previously a designer at Random House Mondadori) a few years ago, I’m particularly aware of how much amazing work is being done in Spain and how little of it gets featured here. Fortunately at Unpopular Culture, the blog of Madrid-based independent publisher Pop Editions,  Óscar Palmer has selected his 12 favourite book covers of the year. It’s a good-looking list!

See all of Óscar’s selections

Pictured above (from top to bottom): DIARIO DE 1926, design by Eduardo Jiwnani; LA BANDA QUE ESCRIBÍA TORCIDO, design by Carlos Úbeda; EL ARTE DE LA COCINA FRANCESA, design by Nora Grosse; ROBINSON, design by Juan Pablo Cambariere; LA SOMBRA FUERA DEL TIEMPO, design by Zuri Negrín.

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