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26 Modern Minimalist Book Covers



Security by Stephen Amidon

Sometimes less is more. The minimalist art movement originated in 1960s New York City. It tended toward simplicity and focus, rather than ornate background or decoration. Many book designers have utilized these principles, eschewing the busy and elaborate in favor of the bare essentials. Enjoy this selection of books whose eye-catching design proves that a little goes a long way.

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The Crow's Vow by Susan Briscoe


The Crow’s Vow

by Susan Briscoe

 


Against Happiness by Eric G. Wilson


Against Happiness

by Eric G. Wilson

 


The Sheriff of Yrnameer by Michael Rubens


The Sheriff of Yrnameer

by Michael Rubens

 


Wet Apples, White Blood by Naomi Guttman


Wet Apples, White Blood

by Naomi Guttman

 
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2 Responses to “26 Modern Minimalist Book Covers”

  1. Ruth Oskolkoff May 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    When I was designing my book cover I was thinking “simplicity” but feel it fits into this minimalist category. Great article and concept.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1469974126/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1337751741&sr=8-1

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