Thursday, January 14, 2016

05 Best Book Covers of 2015

2015 has been a great year for readers. There were some fantastic books with some brilliant writers. Not only with storyline, there were some amazing artworks with book cover illustrations. There were many magnificent achievement on art illustration and The Poster World felt it should find out which five book covers were exceptional compared to others. Let's find out. 

1. The Girl on the Train (2015)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The book created an astonishing sensation on US and immediately became a bestseller. It created so much buzz even DreamWorks Pictures immediately bought the rights of this book. But have you noticed the book cover illustration? It's a masterwork by graphic artist Gretchen Achilles! As the fonts are moving we can understand we are on a moving object, perhaps on a train. It blends fabulously with the title of the book. A beauty on motion!

TPW Rating- 5/5
2. A Spool of Blue Thread (2015)
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
At first impression it doesn't look like a book cover, but at second glance you get sure that it is brilliant idea for a book cover. It's not easy to follow the name only and place a blue thread spool on the table with a camera ready for photographing. Cover illustration helped by spectacular fonts blend perfectly with the idea of everything Anne Tyler wanted to portray on her 20th novel.

TPW Rating- 4/5 

3. Finders Keepers (2015)
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
A true bloody cover of a Stephen King book! It is the second book of King's current Bill Hodges trilogy, on first of which he wrote one of his classics named Mr. Mercedes. Just look at the cover man! It's blood dripping over on a book. Definitely there are dangerous mysteries inside the book. Gory and classy!

TPW Rating- 4.5/5    

4. Twenty Years Eight Months & Twenty Eight Nights (2015)
Twenty Years Eight Months & Twenty Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Magic realism returns with a bang! Rushdie with a novel always means something special. Cover of the book also has a 'Rushdie' feel to it. On a quadrangle shape there are certain hints of story line. Background color and the catchy fonts are also creating feel good atmosphere into it. Seriously magical!

TPW Rating- 4/5

5. A Manual for Cleaning Women (2015)
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
The genius minimalist cover of the year! This book is a story collection of writer Lucia Berlin edited by Stephen Emerson. The cover illustration shows that it doesn't take many elements to give look to a book. It's as simple as a key ring. Soft colored background creates a beautiful contrast with the key ring. Calm and quite!

TPW Rating- 4.5/5

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