Pinterest Board of the Week: Minimalist book covers
As the old saying goes, you can't judge a book by its cover; however, it is the lure that leads a reader to flip the pages. Many book covers are splashed with intricate designs and complex works of art in order to gain attention for the words inside, but it may be the covers with less, that have proven to be the most persuasive.
Minimalism emerged in New York during the 1960s and has held sway among artists and designers ever since. On book covers the graphic art tends to consist of the author's name, the title, and sometimes a single image. The appeal of minimalism is that it strips down what is non-essential leaving the imagery and text that matters most.
Chipp Kidd designed the minimalist cover for Cormac McCarthy's, The Road. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world with little hope and the cover is a powerful and relevant symbol of McCarthy's tale.
There are many books that have cleverly and effectively used minimalism; have a look here at some covers that have made an impression with readers everywhere.