Book spines are such an interesting and often-overlooked part of the book experience. They present a unique challenge to the designer, in terms of their long and narrow shape and requirement to include title, author, and usually the publisher’s logo as well. The result tends to be either a space that is forgotten and boring, or ingenious and engaging in its creativity.
In a previous post, I delved into the debate about whether book spines are of particular importance because a spine is all the reader sees on a bookshelf, or of particular unimportance because in today’s digital age of e-readers and online stores, the spine no longer even exists.
Since then, I’ve come across a number of new inspiring spine designs that I wanted to share with you all. Enjoy!
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I love all of these but in particular the one with the bird.
Thanks! Isn’t that bird one great?!
Thank You, Thank You! Some of these take my breath away. Book spines are a quirky little corner of the graphic design world, and when they are good, they are very, very good!
I’m so glad you enjoy them too; I totally agree with you 😊
Amazing – an absolutely fascinating post. Many thanks – I’ll now go and check my own shelves!
Thanks Michael, glad you enjoyed it! Let me know if you find any good ones 🙂