Entertainment Weekly recently compiled a list of the 25 most memorable book covers from the past 25 years. Their list is slightly skewed toward ubiquitous mega-designer Chip Kidd, who scores six entries. The lone Canadian reference is Fred Marcellino’s 1986 cover for Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
We thought we’d play along by starting a list of our own favourite CanLit covers.
Below, you’ll find five picks from the bookshelf of Q&Q art director Gary Campbell. These bold, daring, and memorable covers grabbed him straight away, regardless of the title or the author’s name.
Designed by Gordon Robertson, 1993
(Random House Canada)
Designed by John Gall, 1999
|This All Happened
(House of Anansi Press)
Designed by Bill Douglas, 2001
|Not Wanted On The Voyage
(Penguin Books Canada)
Designed by Soapbox Design Communications, 2006
|The Boys In The Trees
Designed by Lisa Fyfe, 2008