As Christmas week staggers on, Publishers Weekly looks back at some of the most striking book covers of the year, pulling ten entries from its weekly-ish “Jackets Required” feature and getting a few design experts and booksellers to weigh in.
Millard Kaufman’s Bowl of Cherries, designed by McSweeney’s M.E. Eli Horowitz, gets a mention, as does Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke. Rebecca Mead’s One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, designed by Evan Gaffney, gets called “perfect,” while Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us, designed by Pete Garceau, gets “ignorable.”
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