I didn’t exactly know what to call this post, but ‘postscript’ seems appropriate.
Every time I post my annual list of favourite covers I immediately see (or remember) a dozen designs that would have been on the list (or would’ve been close) if I did it all over again. This is an attempt to collect a few of those covers from last year in one place. I guess you could call it a list of ‘honourable mentions,’ but that doesn’t seem quite right. Truthfully, it’s a collection of some of the covers that I saw for the the first time, or was gently reminded of, immediately after I posted my original list. It is, as much as anything else, an excuse to post more fantastic work from 2013.
I have been completely overwhelmed by the incredible response to this year’s covers post, and although I could probably do lists like this for the rest of 2014, I won’t. I will save my energy for next December. Happy New Year!
Christopher Brand did some great covers this year, especially for Crown. I like this one too.
Yes, it was the year of David Pearson.
Roth Unbound by Claudia Roth Pierpont; design by Charlotte Strick, photograph Ken Sharp
Great photo. Great type. Charlotte produced some really lovely work for FSG in 2013.
Nicholas Blechman’s cover design list for the New York Times alerted me to this one.
Ok. I had seen this cover and didn’t forget about it either. It was on my list from the start and it got cut at the last minute. I’ve agonised about it since. Sorry Peter.