Less is More
Right now, Joe is reading Columbine, a detailed look at the stories behind the high school attacks in Littleton, Colarado in 1999, and I am in line to read it when he’s done. Obviously, it will be a difficult read given the subject matter, but the cover conveys that tragedy as well with the sparse, gritty photograph, the only word “Columbine” drifting into the colorless sky. It’s moving, and it draws you in, despite the emptiness.
Last week the Empty Space Inspiration Blog showcased a list of some stunning minimalist book covers. Here are a few of my favorites:
How about you? Do you like minimalist book design or don’t you judge a book by its cover?