Saturday, January 18, 2020

Beware! The Blobs

“The hottest trend in book covers is colorful blobs,” opines The Week’s Jeva Lange. She goes on to observe that “The blobs are eye-catching. They’re colorful. You’re not quite sure what they’re depicting at first—are those hands? Wine glasses? Is there a body there too, or is that just a suggestively-shaped patch of fuchsia? The cover is weirdly alluring yet tells you almost nothing about what might be inside. It invites you to investigate, and by that point, you’re already sucked in. The cover has won.”

1 comment:

Jerry House said...

Where's Steve McQueen when you need him?