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New Zealand books this year show a stunning range of covers. This is my pick of the year’s top covers.

  • Fonts and typefaces are being used to striking and singular effect.
  • Art books may have the advantage when it comes to a stylish cover, but even textbooks can make the cut.
  • Sometimes words are enough (see Geoff Cochrane and Sarah Jane Barnett).
  • Simplicity is powerful ( see Kobi Bosshard, Erewhon calling, and Simon Sweetman’s On Song)
  • Retro is popular – especially 60s and 70s.

Are there any standouts for you?

More book cover delights: