#TopTenTuesday Typographic Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Typographic Book Covers, i.e. book covers with a design that is all or mostly all words, submitted by Mareli at ElzaReads. I’ve cheated a bit – or used my imagination if you’re feeling generous, or been lazy if you’re not – and picked ten book spines that demonstrate a variety of typographic designs. 

Top Ten Tuesday Typographic Book Covers



12 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Typographic Book Covers

  1. I think this is a great interpretation of the prompt! The Binding has a gorgeous spine as do the two books on the end. Plus the spines have to communicate so much about mood in a bookstore or in a personal collection–they’re a great way to think about how every part of a book is designed to appeal to its audience.


    1. Yes, that’s a point a couple of people have made that I hadn’t really thought about before. I don’t do it myself – I’m an alphabetical girl – but I can understand why some people like to arrange their books by colour for that very reason.


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