This book cover shows excellent figure ground/negative space. The contours formed by the position of the fox serve as the shape of a boy, I'm assuming "Peter." This empty space also creates a wonderful focal point for the book title to nestle into.
Description Collections: 50 Covers of 2010 Discipline: Book design Format: Book, Book cover Credits Design firm: W. Norton & Co. Art director: Ingsu Liu Jacket designer: Jason Booher Publisher: W. Norton & Co. Trim size: x
Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika ~ When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.
I like how the artist began with the design concept of a guitar but strayed away from that and created a scene with it. I think the simplicity of the piece allows the guitar to still be seen. I love how you can see both the scene and the guitar easily.
"Stargazing is like time travel." This design is very well balanced and contrasted well. They use the black and white contrast the stars against the black sky. And they use shapes in a circular motion to reveal more like a time travel warp zone.